11 September, 2023

More than 530,000 people used East Midlands Airport in August

The popularity of East Midlands Airport (EMA) as a gateway from the Midlands to European destinations is growing, with over 530,000 holidaymakers choosing it to get away this August.

That’s up by more than 100,000 passengers last August. Overall this year, 2.2m passengers have so far travelled through EMA – an increase of more than 370,000 passengers over the same period last year.

All passengers using EMA even in peak times during the summer continued to clear security in under 15 minutes this year – with the August average queue time half that, at just seven minutes 40 seconds.

It’s the ease of getting to and through EMA that passengers say is one of the key reasons they choose the airport, often willing to travel further so they can enjoy a hassle-free start to their holidays.

The number of people looking for autumn and winter breaks is also growing. EMA is projecting to welcome a further 620,000 passengers between September and December this year.

There’s a range of destination options, with airlines offering some great bargains for flying via EMA. This includes flights in October to Dublin from £30, Carcassonne from £37, and to Milan and Wroclaw from £40.

Mike Grimes, Customer & Planning Director at EMA, says: “We’ve had another great summer, with growing numbers of people choosing EMA for our fast and friendly service that gets their holiday underway as soon as possible. We’re now looking forward to a similarly busy autumn and winter period, with plenty of ways to bag a bargain.”