Packet says it’s been the busiest TT since 2007

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Final ferry passenger figures for TT 2014 show an increase of 7.5 per cent in the number of motorcycles that visited the island, making it the busiest festival since the Centenary TT in 2007.

Statistics from the Steam Packet reveal it will have carried 12,050 motorbikes and 36,800 passengers to the island between May 21 and June 6.

Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘This marks yet another year of growth for the TT and the figures are evidence of the TT’s continued attraction for motorcycling race fans. The main statistic to consider is the number of bikes carried, which are up by 7.5 per cent on last year, as passenger figures include all inbound numbers, including residents returning home.’

Looking ahead to next year’s festival, early demand for travel is already substantially higher than at this time last year. When bookings for next year opened on May 26, the number of bookings made in the first 10 hours – 2,500 – was up 41 per cent on last year.

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