Isle of Man Steam Packet’s new flagship is driving an increase in passengers

May 3, 2024

New figures reveal the flagship Manxman is driving an increase in passengers travelling by ferry.  Almost 70,000 passengers travelled in Q1, in comparison to almost 57,000 passengers that travelled over the same period last year.

That’s an increase of 21%, partially helped by Easter falling earlier in the year, but also driven by increased use of the Heysham route and the high-quality facilities and level of comfort provided by Manxman.

The transportation of essential freight to the island in Q1 also saw a 7% increase, with almost 104,000 meters of freight being carried versus over 96,000 last year.