Passenger totals at Isle of Man airport have dropped for the third month in a row.

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Passenger totals at Isle of Man airport have dropped for the third month in a row.

Figures released on Wednesday showed that the total number of travellers passing through Ronaldsway airport declined by about 3 per cent in August, marking a drop of nearly 2,000 passengers compared to the same month one year prior.

The numbers came via an airport statistics report issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which showed that the majority of regional UK airports saw reduced passenger numbers over the latter part of the summer.

Ann Reynolds, director of Ronaldsway airport said in a statement that the results were “disappointing”. However, she added that she was initially concerned with the 3 per cent decline, but added that she became less worried upon seeing the totals for other regional airports in the United Kingdom.

She went on to say that when considering the overall performance of Channel Islands airports and similar facilities through the Olympics, she “remains comfortable” that Ronaldsway is keeping a relatively acceptable pace.

CAA officials said that undesirable weather conditions and the presence of the London 2012 Games contributed to the drop, as did the suspension of flights between Isle of Man and Southampton airport.

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