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Douglas Harbour - December 2006 Traffic Figures 14 February 2007

Passenger figures compiled by the Harbours Division for December 2006 at 25,834 show a 3.1% Decrease on the figure for the same period in 2005 which was 26,659.

The total figure for 2006 at 588,530 passengers shows a 1.3% decrease over the total for 2005 which was 596,397.

During December car traffic through Douglas Harbour decreased by 2.5% from 8,673 vehicles to 8,456 vehicles.

The total figure for 2006 at 170,016 vehicles shows a 1.2% decrease over the total for 2005 which was 172,126.

Scheduled Routesshow the following changes in passenger numbers for December

Route ChangeFromTo
DublinMinus 10%492442
HeyshamPlus 16%17,09419,809
LiverpoolMinus 41%8,2884,873

For 2006 scheduled routes show the following changes in passenger numbers:-

Route ChangeFromTo
BelfastPlus 9%17,64219,171
DublinMinus 22%14,88811,640
FleetwoodAll minus3,259Nil
HeyshamPlus 6%255,716269,989
LiverpoolMinus 5%279,196264,958
LlandudnoAll minus1,523Nil
WhitehavenAll minus880Nil
TroonAll minus191Nil
BarrowAll minus1,260Nil
LarnePlus 54% 2,2963,528

“Allowing for the day trips that did not operate during 2006, passenger traffic was overall on a par with 2005. The outlook for 2007 is very good with two fast craft in service and the 100th Anniversary of the TT is likely to lead to increased traffic.”

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