Facts And Figures
Here’s East Midlands Airport in a nutshell:
Approximately 4.2 million passengers use East Midlands Airport every year
The airport serves over 90 leisure and business destinations
East Midlands Airport now flies to the long-haul destinations of Cape Verde Islands and Florida, also operating a one off service to New York in November 2011.
East Midlands Airport supports over 6,000 jobs
We are the UK’s number one airport for pure freight, managing 313,000 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.