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Facts and Figures

Here’s East Midlands Airport in a nutshell:

  • Approximately 4 million passengers use East Midlands Airport every year

  • The airport serves over 80 leisure and business destinations

  • East Midlands Airport now flies to the long-haul destinations of Cancun and Orlando

  • East Midlands Airport supports over 6,000 jobs

  • We are the UK’s number one airport for pure freight, managing 300,000 tonnes a year.

  • At 2,893 metres, our runway is the sixth longest civilian runway in the UK

  • The Air Traffic Control Tower was constructed using 750 tonnes of concrete, stands at 52.3 metres high, cost £3.5 million to build and has 248 steps

  • Our airport fire engines are around three times the size of standard fire engines. The largest appliance can carry 350 gallons of foam and 3,000 gallons of water.

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