Isle of Man Airport Monthly Air Traffic Summary
After a strong finish to 2016 with a December increase in passengers of 5.4%, the opening month of 2017 again produced a confident increase of over 4% for the Isle of Man Airport. This was the best ever recorded passenger total for January. In summary:
- 54,656 passengers passed through IOM Airport in January 2017, an increase of 2,192 passengers over January 2016 generating a 4.18% increase.
- This followed the highest December total ever with the same record for January.
- Despite the increase in passengers, aircraft movements, and scheduled movements, were down by 5.3% indicating that there was a marked increase in passengers per aircraft movement.
North West market
- North West air services carried over 28,500 passengers, 2,435 more than in January 2016, a 9.3% increase.
- All three routes recorded increases, with Liverpool up by 1,880 passengers, over 12%
- Manchester was also solid with an increase of 5% and the Blackpool route was up by 6.4%.
- The London market was over 1,300 passengers down, the loss again being attributable to the withdrawal of the Stansted service which generated over 2,500 passengers in January 2016.
- Gatwick picked up over 1,100 passengers with an 11% increase.
- London City increased by just 3.3% as frequency was reduced over the quiet time of the year.
- Flybe's Birmingham route rose by over 16%, whilst their Geneva service was down by 15%.
- The Stobart Air/Aer Lingus Dublin service again saw an excellent increase of 17.6%.
- Citywing's Gloucester service was up by just 7 passengers and their Belfast route by 11.3%, with their Glasgow route seeing a 20% rise, but Newcastle was down by 17.4%.
- EasyJet's Bristol route carried 1,284 passengers, virtually the same as in January 2016.