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Passenger Figures

Isle of Man Airport Monthly Air Traffic Summary



  • 64,050 passengers passed through IOM Airport in April 2017, a reduction of 637 passengers over April 2016, or 0.98%
  • Aircraft movements were down by 15.2%, scheduled services reducing by 28.6%, due to the closure of Citywing routes - similar passenger volumes with a lower average flight frequency.

North West market

  • The North-West market continued to be solid, despite the withdrawal of IOM/BLK, with a slight increase over 2016. Over 31,000 passengers used the Liverpool and Manchester routes
  • Liverpool saw a slight decrease with easyJet down in traffic and Flybe up by 14%
  • Manchester did very well - up by over 12%, now a full year of increased passenger levels 

London market

  • London traffic was up by 1,400 or 7.14%, the first increase for a year when IOM/STN ceased
  • The new easyJet Luton route, carrying 2,442 passengers in its first full month, has helped
  • Gatwick generated 483 additional passengers, whilst London City was down by over 1,500

Other Markets

  • The ceasing of operations by Citywing has impacted many of the regional markets.  The South and Southwest, Scotland and Northern Ireland traffic have all seen reductions; Gloucester and Glasgow were not operated in April, and Eastern’s Belfast has a greatly reduced frequency
  • Flybe’s Birmingham route was up by over 28%, and their Geneva route added 244 passengers
  • The Aer Lingus/Stobart Air Dublin service was up by nearly 8%, drawing traffic from Belfast
  • Eastern’s Newcastle route generated 368 passengers, slightly more than Citywing in 2016
  • EasyJet’s Bristol route carried 2,517 passengers, up by 16.6%, and was 83% full in April


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