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Passenger Figures

After a record-breaking year in 2018, 2019 has begun in the same light, with a record-breaking January, when over 57,000 passengers used the airport. In summary:

Isle of Man Airport Monthly Air Traffic Summary - January 2019


  • 57,375 passengers passed through IOM Airport in January 2019, an increase of 2,319 passengers or 4.21%. Whilst a small increase had been predicted, this was about 3.2% ahead of the forecast traffic level for January.
  • The increase was almost entirely due to the performance of traffic between the Island and North West England, and, in particular, to and from Liverpool.
  • The rolling twelve months figure rose to 849,251 up year-on-year by over 41,700 or 5.17%.
  • Aircraft movements increased by 4.08%, but scheduled service movements were slightly down - by 4.45%. A 70% surge in private/club flying accounted for most of the increase.

North West market

  • The North West market recorded an increase of over 8% to 32,086.  To illustrate the growth in NW traffic in recent years, this figure is higher than achieved in any of the peak months in 2012.
  • Both airlines contributed to a good Liverpool route performance – up by 12.7% with Flybe increasing by over 7% and easyJet by almost 20% on the route.
  • Flybe’s Manchester route also saw an increase of almost 2%.

London market

  • London traffic was down - by just 1.83%.  Gatwick saw an decrease of 295 passengers or 2.5% with a decreased frequency, and BA’s London City was up by a magnificent 2 passengers! 

Other Markets

  • Flybe’s Birmingham service, decreased by 5.4% in January with fewer flights, and the Aer Lingus/Stobart Air Dublin service was also down by almost 10%.
  • The easyJet Belfast International route carried 1,261 passengers, whilst their Bristol route carried 16.2% more passengers than in January 2018.
  • Loganair’s twice-weekly route to Edinburgh carried 321 passengers – a 29% increase.
  • Charter traffic was down by 53%, and private/club traffic generated an increase of 43%.


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