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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We do our best to minimise the impact that the airport and its operations have on our local community. However, if you would like to report an incident of aircraft disturbance please contact the Community Relations team:

Tel: 0845 108 8540 


Due to heightened security, we are unable to offer tours of the airport that involve any areas other than the check in hall and arrivals.

The viewing balcony was removed several years ago and there is no longer an indoor facility from which to view the planes. The nearby Aeropark has its own viewing mound, making it a fantastic vantage point. Find out more about the Aeropark here.

The Aeropark is open between May and September at the following times:

Thursday: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday: 12 noon – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 5.00pm

During the winter months (October to April), the opening hours are reduced to:

Sunday: 10.30am – 5.00pm or dusk (whichever is earlier).

Last admission is one hour prior to closing time.

Entrance to the Aeropark is free for children under 5 years. £1 for 5-16 years and £3 for adults. Car parking is free.

School groups need to book in advance.

Please email or call Ken Williams on 07917 021990.

The Aeropark is staffed by a small group of volunteers, the Aeropark Volunteers Association (AVA). Not only does AVA run the public open days at the Aeropark, they also restore and maintain all aircraft on display.

Yes, please see the Inspiring young people pages in our Community section for more details.

Simply write to or email us and we will add you to our mailing list to receive regular copies of the Community Flyer.

Please email or write to us at:

Community Relations

Building 34
East Midlands Airport
Castle Donington
DE74 2SA

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