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Liverpool flight passenger numbers rise by 15%

Ronaldsway Airport
Image caption Airport director Anne Reynolds is pleased to have exceeded the 2010 figures

Passenger numbers in November on flights from the Isle of Man to Liverpool increased by 15% from figures recorded in 2010.

The route, which is served by Flybe and Easyjet, carried more than 14,000 passengers during the month, the highest number for six years.

A total of 55,652 passengers travelled by air during November, which is 500 more than last year.

Airport director Anne Reynolds said the figures reflected a solid performance.

She added: "Naturally, after the recent years where, like the whole of the UK and European air travel industry, we have seen a decline in passengers, we would now like to see more positive growth.

"However, given the current state of the UK and European economy, I am pleased that we are still achieving and generally slightly exceeding 2010 passenger levels."

Another improved route was the Aer Arann London City service which saw a 14.5% increase in business.

An airport spokesperson said other passenger numbers between the island and London were slightly down on last year.

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