Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Izmir and Aberdeen are added to the 2020 list of destinations served from East Midlands Airport EMA

East Midlands Airport (EMA) welcomes two new routes this year - Izmir in Turkey will be flown by popular UK holiday airline Jet2. Aberdeen the second new route will be flown by Loganair. In addition, TUI is re-introducing flights to Hurghada and, for winter 2020, Sharm El Sheikh, both in Egypt. This brings to 81 the total number of domestic, international, city, beach and ski destinations available from EMA in 2020. 

To lift the post-Christmas and New Year blues, many people’s attention will turn to book holidays.

Winter sunshine resorts such as the Canary Islands, Tunisia and those in Southern Spain continue to top the list of destinations for EMA passengers between now and April. Over the coming weeks the airport will also be popular with winter sports enthusiasts flying to Geneva, Salzburg, Chambery, Sofia and Grenoble for their snow fix.

For summer holidays, mainland Spain, the Canaries, Balearics and Portugal will continue to top the list of most popular destinations. And, with 10 Greek destinations to choose from, it means that EMA serves four of the five most popular holiday destinations for UK holiday-makers (Spain, Turkey, Greece & Cyprus).

While the week-long or fortnight package holiday continues to be appealing especially with families travelling in the summer months, shorter stays and mini breaks are increasingly popular for those wanting a quick break or culture visit. And with many destinations within a two-hour flight of EMA, there is much choice for people who want to get away more frequently in 2020.

Rachel Briody, East Midlands Airport’s Travel Trade and Leisure Development Manager, says: “It seems many people in the East Midlands have decided their New Year’s resolution is to get a summer break booked with many travel agents reporting good trade in recent days. Our peak season will be busy with people escaping to sunnier climes in some of Europe and Africa’s most popular holiday resorts, while flights from EMA to cities such as Rome, Berlin, Venice, Dublin and Amsterdam, makes a short break from this region very easy to do.”

Destinations you can fly to from EMA in 2020
CountryDestinationAirline (operator)Winter/Summer
UK/domesticAberdeenLoganairYear round
Belfast CityFlybeYear round
EdinburghLoganairYear round
GlasgowLoganairYear round
GuernseyAurignyYear round
JerseyFlybe (operated by Blue IslandYear round
Republic of IrelandDublinRyanairYear round
KnockYear round
AustriaSalzburgJet2Winter only
BarbadosTUI (Marella Cruise) December only
BulgariaBourgasRyanairWinter only
CroatiaDubrovnikJet2, TUISummer only
PulaTUISummer only
SplitJet2Summer only
CyprusLarnacaJet2, TUISummer only
PaphosJet2, TUIYear round
Czech RepublicPragueJet2Year round
EgyptSharm El SheikhTUIWinter only
HurghadaTUIYear round
FinlandEnontekioTransun2 night stay leaving 18 Dec; day break 21 Dec
KittilaTUIDay trips and short breaks throughout December
FranceCarcasonneRyanairSummer only
ChamberyTUIWinter ski only
DinardRyanairSummer only
BergeracRyanairSummer only
LimogesRyanairYear round
NantesRyanairSummer only
GrenobleRyanairSummer only
GermanyBerlinRyanairYear round
GreeceCorfuJet2, Ryanair, TUISummer only
Chania (Crete)RyanairSummer only
Heraklion (Crete)Jet2, TUISummer only
KefaloniaJet2, TUISummer only
KosJet2, TUISummer only
RhodesJet2, TUI, RyanairSummer only
SantoriniTUISummer only
SkiathosTUISummer only
ThessalonikiJet2, TUISummer only
Zakynthos (Zante)Jet2, TUISummer only
ItalyCiampino (Rome)RyanairSummer only
BergamoRyanairYear round
NaplesRyanair, Jet2, TUISummer only
PisaRyanair, Jet2Ryanair
Treviso (Venice)RyanairYear round
VeronaJet2Summer only
JamaicaMontego BayTUI (Marella Crusie)31 March
LatviaRigaRyanairYear round
MaltaRyanair, Jet2Year round
NetherlandsAmsterdamFlybeYear round
PolandKrakowRyanairYear round
LodzRyanairYear round
Modlin, WarsawRyanairYear round
RzeszowRyanairYear round
WroclawRyanairYear round
PortugalFaroRyanair, Jet2, TUIYear round
MadeiraJet2, TUIYear round
Spain (including Canaries and Balearics)AlmeriaJet2Summer only
BarcelonaRyanairSummer only
FuereventuraJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
GironaJet2, RyanairSummer only
Gran CanariaJet2, RyanairYear round
IbizaJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
LanzaroteJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
MalagaJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
Palma (Majorca)Jet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
Mahon (Menorca)Jet2, TUISummer only
ReusJet2, RyanairSummer only
TenerifeJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
ValenciaRyanairSummer only
SwedenKirunaNewmarket HolidaysDay break 18 Dec
SwitzerlandGenevaJet2Winter ski only
TunisiaEnfida - HammametTUISummer only
TurkeyAntalyaJet2, TUI
DalamanJet2, TUI
USANewark (New York)Jet225 November (four nights)

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