Bank holiday boost for East Midlands Airport


East Midlands Airport is set for a busy bank holiday weekend as over 106,600 passengers are predicted to travel between Thursday 22nd August and Tuesday 27th August 2013.

Passenger numbers this weekend are set to rise by 2.9%, as over 3,000 extra passengers are expected to use the airport compared to this time last year.

The busy bank holiday getaway is expected to start on Thursday 22nd August 2013, when over 18,700 passengers will be flying in and out of the airport, making this the busiest day of the weekend.

The most popular destinations for customers using the airport over the next six days are expected to be Palma, Alicante and Malaga, closely followed by Faro and Ibiza.

Nicola McCabe, Head of Customer Services, East Midlands Airport said: “We are delighted to see passenger numbers continuing to rise as we reach one of the busiest points of the summer season.

“The August bank holiday weekend is traditionally one of the busiest weekends of the year, with customers wanting to take advantage of the last long weekend and this bank holiday weekend is no exception, as thousands of customers plan to head abroad for guaranteed sunshine.”

Passenger numbers at East Midlands Airport are 7.8% up year to date when compared to last year and the month of August is forecast to be the busiest month of the year, with passenger numbers expected to exceed 550,000.

Passengers travelling over the summer months will have already started to see the airport’s 12 million redevelopment project coming to life, with two new eateries opening in the departure lounge last month and construction of the new security hall underway. The project, which has been designed to create a larger retail space to enhance the airport’s shopping experience and to make the journey through the airport as simple, intuitive and efficient as possible, will be completed by winter 2014.

Published on: 21/08/2013 15:23:53


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