September 2018 Passenger Arrivals

The Airport witnessed a 4.0% year-on-year increase in the number of arriving passengers during September, and across the first nine months of this year has recorded growth of 3.9% compared to the equivalent period of 2017. The Harbour witnessed a 5.2% year-on-year increase in the number of arriving passengers during September, but across the first nine months of this year has recorded a decline of 1.2%

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  • Taking the Airport and Harbour together, September saw passenger arrivals increase at an annual rate of 4.4%, whereas for the period January to September the increase is rather more modest at 2.2%
  • In absolute terms the air routes with the strongest growth in September were the easyJet routes from Edinburgh and London Southend, while looking across the year-to-date we find that Edinburgh as enjoyed growth of more than 6,000 passenger arrivals, and evidently this has not been at the expense of Glasgow where numbers have dropped by just 200
  • The air route to have seen the biggest drop in passenger arrivals so far in 2018 is that from Guernsey, where numbers have dropped by more than 1,500
  • During September Granville saw a strong increases in sea passenger arrivals, not too far ahead of growth in arrivals from Guernsey and in the number of Visiting Yachtsmen, whereas Poole reported a decline of more than 1,300 compared with twelve months before
  • Looking at the sea route picture for January to September the strongest growth has been in Visiting Yachtsmen and from Guernsey, with a healthy growth also in the number of Cruise Ship passengers
  • Numbers on the Sark and Carteret routes have been impacted by the absence from service of one of Manche Iles Express vessels for a number of weeks during peak summer

September Arrivals