Passenger Figures

February 2018

Following a slight increase in Isle of Man Airport passengers in January 2018, February recorded a decrease approaching 2%, with over 1,100 fewer passengers passing through.  Weather disruption played a part in the decrease.    In summary: 


  • 58,910 passengers passed through IOM Airport in February 2018, a decrease of 1,133 passengers or 1.89%. This was nevertheless a slightly better result than forecast.
  • Aircraft movements reduced by 6.4%, with scheduled service movements down 23.3%. 

North West market

  • The NW market saw an uncharacteristic decrease of about 1%, having been 4% up in January.
  • Liverpool was about the same as February 2017 whilst Manchester was up by 5%. The cause of the decrease was the loss of the 869 passengers on the former Citywing Blackpool route.
  • Flybe’s Manchester service carried over 12,000 passengers – 546 more than in February 2017.
  • The Liverpool route carried 18,685 passengers, just 20 more than 2017, with Flybe up by about 200, and easyJet down by 180. 

London market

  • London traffic was up in February – by 2.8%, or almost 500 passengers, with Gatwick increasing by 539 and London City marginally down by just 58 passengers.
  • The 4.25% increase in easyJet’s Gatwick route produced over 13,200 passengers. 

Other Markets

  • Flybe’s Birmingham service was just 5 passengers up in February 2018 at 3,034 passengers.
  • The Aer Lingus/Stobart Air Dublin service saw a huge increase, of 28% with 3,243 passengers using the route, over 700 more than in February 2017.
  • Eastern again generated a little over one third of the traffic flown by Citywing on the Belfast City route in February 2017, with 664 passengers compared with Citywing’s 1,806. 
  • Their twice weekly Glasgow route generated 200 passengers, over 65% down. 
  • EasyJet’s Bristol route had a great month with 1,900 passengers generating an increase of 16%.
  • Loganair’s twice-weekly route to Edinburgh carried a solid 339 passengers.
  • The seasonal Flybe weekly Geneva ski service was again up by 6.4% to 518 passengers.
  • Charter traffic was down by 76% with only 119 passengers passing through the airport.

Isle of Man Airport Monthly Air Traffic Summary - Feb 2018