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Faltering economies blamed for poor air figures

Fri, 08 Mar 2013


The faltering UK and European economies are being blamed for a drop in people travelling to and from the Isle of Man by air.

Latest figures show just over 70,000 people passed through Ronaldsway last year – 5,000 fewer than in 2011.

Of the 21 flight routes which serve the Island two thirds reported a drop in passengers with Luton and Birmingham showing big reductions.

Brendan O’Friel, the chairman of the passenger watchdog TravelWatch, says it’s grim for everyone:

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