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Passenger Figures

Isle of Man Airport Monthly Air Traffic Summary - November 2017

Passenger traffic using the Isle of Man Airport increased in November 2017, by almost 4%, the best monthly result since June. Following a period when average passenger numbers closely matched 2016 levels, this raised the chances of a year-end passenger increase, and of achieving a record passenger figure for the IOM in 2017. In summary:


  • 65,593 passengers passed through IOM Airport in November 2017, an increase of 2,461 passengers or 3.9%. This has meant an increase of 0.91% so far for the second half of 2017.
  • The last 11 months continues to show an increase of 0.87%, with 742,911 passengers.
  • Aircraft movements reduced by 22%, with scheduled services down 26%.

North West market

  • NW traffic had an outstanding month, increasing by 9.6% or 3,100 passengers, almost three times the traffic shortfall with the ceasing of the Blackpool route.
  • Both Manchester and Liverpool increased, Manchester by nearly 12% and Liverpool by 14.8%.
  • Liverpool carried a record for November, of 21,551, more than in the peak summer of August this year. Flybe was up by about 10%, whilst easyJet saw an increase of over 20%.

London market

  • London traffic was surprisingly up again in November – with a 4.5% increase, or 823 more passengers, despite the easyJet Luton service being suspended for the winter season.
  • Gatwick was up by 12.5%, with over 13,500 passengers whilst London City was down by 11%.

Other Markets

  • Flybe's Birmingham was 15.7% up in October, rebalancing the trend broken in October.
  • The Aer Lingus/Stobart Air Dublin service was again bouyant, with an increase of 14%.
  • Eastern generated less than half of the passengers flown by Citywing on the Belfast route in November 2016, and their twice weekly Glasgow generated 225 passengers, 65% down.
  • EasyJet's Bristol route carried over 2,000 passengers, a huge 25% up on last year.
  • Loganair's route to Edinburgh carried 287 passengers.
  • Charter traffic was down by 58% with just under 300 passengers passing through the airport.
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