East Midlands Airport Hub
East Midlands Airport
Tel 01332 712 903 / 712 905
Pete Sowter - Hub Manager
Royal Mail Group is unique in reaching everyone in the UK through its mails, Post Office and parcels business, which directly employ around 193,000 people in the UK. Every working day Royal Mail collects, sorts and delivers around 84 million items to 27 million addresses for prices that are amongst the lowest in Europe; each week we serve around 25 million customers through our network of 14,300 Post Office branches and each year our Domestic and European parcels businesses - General Logistics Systems and Parcelforce Worldwide - deliver some 337 million parcels.
The Royal Mail Hub at East Midlands Airport plays a pivotal role in the UK postal network. Every night it receives 63 tonnes of first
class mail by road from 34 major city mail centres. A fleet of 60 vehicles are used to supply this mail. Additionally, processed mail from our National Distribution Centre at Daventry, is forwarded to EMA in containers for transfer direct to aircraft. This adds a further 4 tonnes of mail to the outbound total. Altogether, about 1.9 million postal letters and packets are despatched via EMA each night.
The Royal Mail domestic air network at EMA consists of 11 outward flights to the more distant UK airports serving the remoter areas of the country. Boeing 737 aircraft operate 8 of the flights with smaller aircraft used on flights to the Isle of Man and Aberdeen in the North of Scotland. This network is vital to ensure first class mail is delivered next day throughout the UK.
These 11 aircraft also bring mail in for transfer to 75 major mail centres. Around 50 tonnes of mail is received for inward transfer each night. That is about 1.1 million letters and packets.
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