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3/10

"small very basic airport"

(United Kingdom)

A small, very basic airport. Appears to have had some over investment in terms of a massive control tower for 15/20 flights a day - money that could have been better invested in improving the customer experience. The drop off area outside this tiny airport should be completely satisfactory for both dropping off and picking up. However, the latter is not allowed which is absolutely ridiculous and policed quite miserably. My flight had landed and I was walking from the plane with hand luggage, told my friend that I would be with him in 2 or 3 minutes and he was told to pay to wait in a car park. Typical desire to charge people to use the preferred piece of tarmac which leaves a bad taste for the inconvenienced customer. The check in area is absolutely fine - plenty of space. The upstairs airside area needs a better lay out and better shop/cafe. Security was a breeze albeit seemingly very overstaffed. The departures lounge and dungeon need a bit of spruce up as it looks quite dated. They have a early 1990's "Budgie the Helicopter" sit on ride which repeatedly tells you to "hop on board and lets head for the skies" - infuriating. I don't think I've ever seen a child ride on it in the last 12 years. This area tends to get busy and the dungeon downstairs is a grim and dark room that again gets crowded with an Easyjet flight and becomes a little disorderly when people are called through. With a bit of investment in the right areas, the experience could be much improved.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJune 2016
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
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8/10

Isle Of Man Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Ronaldsway is a small airport which is generally well run. It has very expensive parking charges which you either have to pay or finish up forking out £20 each way by taxi. There is a bus service but it can be rather miserable waiting in a draughty bus shelter for a not so regular service. During the summer months going by bus is not so bad and will set you back £2.70 each way. Food is very limited after you have gone through security. There is a Costa coffee counter which sell the odd sandwich but not much else. Okell Beer is available on tap. There is a cafe outside security which serves hot food but tends not to have alcohol available unless in bottles. The Private lounge for business users is rather small and can get rather busy.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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Isle Of Man Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Security control at Ronaldsway is a joke. We arrived 2 hours before our flight departure to Liverpool. We were the third family to check-in. We spent more time at the security scanner than the duration of the flight. Only one scanner was working and the female operator appeared to be a total novice. She took my hand luggage out of the scanner and placed it on one side. She did not re-scan it until every other passenger had gone through. By that time the airline had actually put out a tannoy message telling us to proceed to the departure gate immediately something we had never encountered before in over 50 years of overseas travel! The 'offending items' - Manx smoked bacon Manx smoked salmon Manx smoked kippers! The male officer who was supposed to be mentoring her was himself involved in a dispute with two men over an aerosol deodorant which they had been allowed to take through at Manchester International Airport but was considered to be to dangerous by this security commissar! Get a grip Ronaldsway. Next time we'll take the ferry.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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8/10

Isle Of Man Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

A very pleasant small airport. Facilities in the departure hall are good given the size of the airport and has a very pleasant atmosphere with comfortable seating. There is a rather strange glass corridor which one enters when leaving the terminal to board. It offers some protection from the elements for about 75% of the distance but the corridor is open at the bottom for some reason which gives a very cold atmosphere. Baggage retrieval is fast and efficient. Security can be rather slow at peak times - only one scanner available. Staff are friendly. All in all - I like this airport.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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4/10

Isle Of Man Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

After another spell of regular IOM commuting unfortunately I have to report that the queues for security have not eased and at busy times the single x-ray machine cannot cope with the rush. Staff don't seem to appreciate that a half-hour queuing session is not pleasant and undermines any other efforts to make customers feel positive about the experience. It seems unnecessary bearing in mind that there is another machine standing idle. Wi-fi might be free but is only available intermittently. Car parking is breathtakingly expensive when you consider that comparable airports have free parking. On the plus side the bus timetable has been amended and is now more suitable.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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9/10

Isle Of Man Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Have used this airport a lot over the last 10 years and find it works well for its size. Online check-in avoided queuing at the desk. Check in area very clean and tidy and "welcoming". Security was slow however and the need to remove shoes was a pain. Once through security the departure lounge is light and airy with a bar and a small shop. Seating was aplenty even for the 2 EasyJet flights that were in. Boarding was quick and efficient and maybe other regional airports could learn from.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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5/10

Isle Of Man Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Used IoM this week for the first time and it couldn't be faulted at all. A very relaxed experience and staff who were quite friendly.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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5/10

Isle Of Man Airport customer review

Small regional airports such as this restore one's faith in flying. From the aircraft to the baggage area was no more than a 50yd walk and baggage delivery was almost instantaneous. Car rental pick-up was quick and efficient (Isle of Man Rent a Car) and the rental cars are parked just 100yds away. We were away from the airport within 20mins of arriving at the gate. On our return there was no queue at the Flybe check-in desks and the security checks were carried out quickly efficiently and a rarity these days with a smile. Mention must be made of the large and comfortable landside waiting area which offers plenty of seating with panoramic views of the airfield and the surrounding coast. The refreshment area offers a wide variety of food at sensible prices and on the day we departed the chef had not turned up for work yet the two remaining staff on duty managed to provide a good breakfast service with almost unheard of offer to "take a seat and we'll bring it over to you".
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4/10

Isle Of Man Airport customer review

A good airport with quite a pleasant atmosphere since the recent upgrading work. The baggage is often available as soon as you arrive after a short walk from the plane. Quite often I've been outside the airport within ten minutes of the flight touching down. On departures the security queue and process can be a little tedious if there are a few flights departing at about the same time and there's only the minimum of facilities in the departure lounge (although there is free wi-fi). The car park is a bit more expensive than it should be; if you're away for a weekend it seems very pricey (currently the first day costs £11.50 but £3.50 thereafter). That might not seem too much but remember that this is a small airport situated in an area with plenty of spare land. Compare with Blackpool (a similar size airport) where you can park for free.
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4/10

Isle Of Man Airport customer review

IOM-MAN-IOM flew with flybe following Euro Manx's collapse. Airport is very small but welcoming with plenty of seating & facilities for a small island airport. The security is swift & all staff helpful. Overall a very clean & comfortable little airport
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