The route can support 2 carriers. The North West of England, and particularly the port city of Liverpool has very strong links to the Isle of Man and it's a popular option for islanders to access mainland Britain via Liverpool port or LPL
. During the TT
, traffic also increases massively. It's also a very short rotation for the EZY LPL
base, which allows revenue to be squeezed out of a short time period.
all support 3 to 5 daily flights to the Island. There is a market for tourism, locals accessing the UK and beyond for various reasons and a business market due to the island's attractive tax rates.
|Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 6):|
Maybe, maybe not, depends if the flights are subsidised.
They aren't subsidised. I don't know what kind of deal they have at Ronaldsway Airport, but I don't think it is much better than what BE get. I believe BE
may have the Isle of Man hospital patient transfer contract on their flights to LPL
[Edited 2012-02-23 14:47:02]
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