uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies

Passenger Figures

The recent buoyant performance of passenger traffic at the Isle of Man Airport, continued in July with an increase of over 4,500 passengers, or 6.5%. In summary:

Isle of Man Airport Air Traffic Summary - September 2018


  • 74,458 passengers passed through IOM Airport in July 2018, an increase of 4,550 passengers or 6.5%. This was the fourth month in a row showing an increase and follows a record breaking June which, with almost 90,000 passengers, was the best month ever recorded at the airport
  • Every route operated in June recorded a load fact of 70% or more, a true indication of the healthiness of the routes. Over half the routes operated at over 80% full
  • Aircraft movements increased by 3.9%, but scheduled service movements were down 10.6%

North West market

  • The North West market was well up in July, by over 4,900 passengers or 15%, to top 37,700
  • The increase was down to continued outstanding performance of the Liverpool route, up by 21.5% with both Flybe and easyJet showing increases. EasyJet was up by 39% on the route.
  • Flybe’s Manchester service also did well, up by over 1000 passengers or 7.3%

London market

  • The London market was just 2.1% down with Gatwick and London City both seeing decreases
  • However, the easyJet Luton service was up by over 13%. Both the easyJet Luton and Gatwick averaged load factors of 90%

Other Markets

  • Flybe’s Birmingham service was 11.8% down but was 88% full.
  • The Stobart Air Dublin service was marginally down with a reduction of less than 1%
  • EasyJet’s new Belfast International route carried 2,279 passengers, three time the number generated by Eastern on their Belfast City service in July 2017
  • EasyJet’s Bristol route generated 2,866 passengers, an increase of 12.3%
  • Loganair’s twice-weekly route to Edinburgh carried 704 passengers, a 10.3% increase
  • Charter traffic was down by 38.5% whilst corporate flights carried over 120% more passengers than in July 2017
Did you find what you were looking for?
Back to top