Isle of Man Airport (IOM)
History, Facts and Overview
(Isle of Man, British Isles)
The Isle of Man Airport is still often referred to as Ronaldsway Airport and dates back to 1929, when it was simply a small local airfield in the island's Ronaldsway region. Several years later, the airport began operating flights to various locations around the United Kingdom, including services to Ireland provided by Aer Lingus Airlines. During the Second World War and in the 1940s, the Isle of Man Airport was better known as the RAF Ronaldsway Airport, although passenger flights still remained in operation at this time.
Shortly after the end of the war, the airport was greatly redeveloped and comprised four different runways, various hangars and basic facilities for passengers.
At the beginning of 2000, the Isle of Man Airport proudly opened its brand new extension, which comprised a new arrivals area and departures lounge. For further information about the history of the Isle of Man Airport, the adjacent Manx Military and Aviation Museum is often of interest.
For the best views of the actual aircraft, a viewing area is available on the first floor of its single terminal. Nearby, both the Skylines Travellers Store and the Café Oasis are popular, offering magazines, confectionary and refreshments. A meeting room is onsite if required, although should be booked in advance at the office of the Airport Director.