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Annual airport parking income falls by £130,000

RingGo app introduced at Ronaldsway in May last year

Income at the airport car park over the last 12 months was more than £130,000 lower than prior to Covid.

Figures published in response to a Freedom of Information request from Manx Radio show just over £660,000 has been spent on parking at Ronaldsway since charges were reintroduced in May last year.

Issues with barriers at the car parks along with travel restrictions during Covid-19 impacted the airport's revenue between March 2020 and May last year, when the Department of Infrastructure introduced the RingGo app.

Between May and the end of 2022, £297,866 was spent on parking charges at the site, with £363,871 paid so far this year up to the end of August.

For the 12-month period from September last year to August 2023, passengers spent £552,060.40 - for the same months in 2018 and 2019 the figure stood at £682,413.

Statistics previously released by the department for the period prior to Covid show the car park had raised more than £600,000 per year between 2017 and 2019. 

Meanwhile, the number of people parking at the airport has grown compared to last year. You can find the passenger figures HERE.

Between June and August last year 4,824 parking sessions were booked at Ronaldsway, increasing to 6,494 over the same three-month period this year.

A total of 2070 parking penalty notices have been issued since May 2022.

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