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Royal Mail post plane scrapped

Majority of Manx post to come by sea from October

The majority of Manx mail will no longer be delivered to the Isle of Man by air.

The Royal Mail post plane will stop flying items on 16 October.

However a guaranteed next-day service, for priority mail to the UK, will be maintained for residential and business use; this will be managed through a scheduled airline.  

All other items will be transported by ferry and road.

In May the post office confirmed it was working with Royal Mail to review the implications of removing the aircraft that brings letters and parcels to the Island. 

You can find out more HERE.

Isle of Man Post Office Chief Executive Simon Kneen said: “We have taken great care to ensure that the changes as a result of the removal of Royal Mail’s dedicated mail plane will see minimal disruption for our customers.

“We are grateful that our relationship with Royal Mail has enabled us to maintain a guaranteed next-day service and that we can introduce their ‘Tracked 48’ product and in doing so, we can manage our operational costs as well as improving our carbon footprint in the region of saving 600 tonnes of CO2 per year.

“Our commercial team is liaising with our commercial customers to help them understand the changes and the products which best suit their needs.”

A new interim price guide, effective from 16 October, will be published on 16 September.  

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