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Passenger Figures

Isle of Man Airport Monthly Air Traffic Summary - September 2017

Passenger traffic using the Isle of Man Airport increased slightly in September 2017, by just under 1% over September 2016.  This was a positive result, given the absence of Citywing, which carried almost 6,000 passengers in October 2016.  In summary:


  • 68,143 passengers passed through IOM Airport in September 2017, an increase of 570 passengers or 0.84%. Overall in Quarter 3 of 2017, the Airport saw a 1% increase in traffic
  • The last 12 months also shows an increase of just over 1%, with 809,300 passengers
  • Aircraft movements again reduced by almost 16%, with scheduled services down 27.6%

North West market

  • NW traffic increased by 880 passengers or nearly 3%, with Manchester 4% down. Blackpool, which ceased with the demise of Citywing, generated 1,346 passengers in September 2016
  • Liverpool once again had a strong month with a 1,367 passenger increase, or over 10%, with Flybe setting the pace with a 12.8% increase and easyJet up by 7.6%

London market

  • London traffic was also up again in September - by 8.7% - with the new easyJet Luton service generating 2,668 passengers contributing substantially
  • EasyJet’s Gatwick route generated 14,668 passengers, a 7.1% increase, with the route reverting to a 13 flights weekly schedule after the summer cuts
  • BA London City was down by over 25%, and 1,800 passengers, with a frequency reduction

Other Markets

  • Flybe’s Birmingham route saw a 19.3% increase in September with 3,830 passengers carried
  • The Aer Lingus/Stobart Air Dublin service continued its long period of growth in September with a 6.5% increase and 3,925 passengers
  • Eastern ceased the direct Newcastle route, and cut frequency on Glasgow, with Belfast continuing at a frequency much lower than demand requires and was thus again down 60%
  • EasyJet’s Bristol route, carried over 2,500 passengers 5.5% up on last year
  • Loganair’s route to Edinburgh carried 377 passengers
  • Charter traffic was up by 5.35%


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