Aer Lingus Regional has reported its fifteenth month in a row of growth in September. 

Last month the airline saw its passenger numbers grow by 12% over September last year. 

Operated by Stobart Air, Aer Lingus Regional carried 118,601 passengers in September.

The airline's passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 12% compared to the same month last year. They rose by 43% at Shannon and by 9% at Cork.

Aer Lingus Regional noted that passengers on its Dublin-Kerry route rose by 10% due to extra flights put on for the All Ireland final. 

It also saw 9% growth on its Scottish routes due to additional flights for the Ryder Cup golf event - passenger numbers on its Dublin to Glasgow route increased by 26% last month. 

The airline now operates 28 routes between Dublin, Cork, Shannon and the UK. It has flown a total of 1,024,655 passengers from January to September, an increase of 23% on the same time last year.

Two new routes are being added by Aer Lingus Regional in the near future - its new Dublin to Leeds Bradford will start on October 23 and Dublin to East Midland in February.