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Passenger Figures

March 2018

The slight decreases in Isle of Man Airport traffic experienced recently continued for March 2018 with a 0.4% reduction resulting in a small reduction for Q1. In summary:


  • 65,597 passengers passed through IOM Airport in March 2018, a decrease of 263 passengers or 0.40%. This was marginally less than forecast, possibly due to disruptive weather conditions affecting the Island early in the month
  • Quarter 1, 2018 generated just under 180,000 passengers, a 0.55% decrease, with the 2017/18 winter season also emphasising a trend of little change with a decrease of just 0.44%
  • Aircraft movements increased by 5.2%, but scheduled service movements were down 9.3%

North West market

  • The North West market was slightly up, by some 250 passengers or 0.7%
  • The increase was down to continued good performance of the Liverpool route which was up by 2.5%. Flybe saw a 1% reduction, whilst easyJet was over 6% up
  • Flybe’s Manchester service carried 14,007 passengers, just 10 fewer than March 2017

London market

  • Gatwick and London City both saw a slight decrease of 1.5 to 2%, but the London traffic overall was up in February by just over 1%. The deficit made up by the late March restart of the easyJet Luton route which carried 588 passengers, virtually double that of last March

Other Markets

  • Flybe’s Birmingham service was 3% up in March 2018 at 3,482 passengers
  • The Aer Lingus/Stobart Air Dublin service saw an uncharacteristic decrease of 5%
  • Eastern carried 747 passengers on the Belfast City route, 25% fewer than were carried in 2017
  • Their twice weekly Glasgow route generated 229 passengers with Newcastle still not operated directly from the Island, passengers routing to Newcastle via Belfast City
  • After a buoyant February, EasyJet’s Bristol route experienced a reduction of 23%
  • Loganair’s twice-weekly route to Edinburgh carried 301 passengers.
  • The Flybe weekly Geneva ski service was up by an extraordinary 55% to 640 passengers
  • Charter traffic was down by 13% with just 130 passengers passing through the airport

Isle of Man Airport Monthly Air Traffic Summary - March 2018

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