Handling agents


East Midlands Airport is open H24 / 7 / 365 and no runway slots are required so you can arrive and depart at times that suit you. In the interests of safety and security, it is a mandatory requirement for all visiting aircraft to have a designated handling agent and this should be booked in advance of your arrival. The only designated handling agents at east Midlands Airport are:

Each handling agent will issue a handling number and this should be given to ATC after landing so that you can be directed to the correct parking area. Aircraft arriving without a handling number will be marshalled by EMA Operations and the pilot and passengers escorted landside. The following compulsory charge will be levied (payable by cash or credit card) for the service provided:

  • Aircraft with a MTOW of 0 to 2 tonnes 75.00 + VAT
  • Aircraft with a MTOW greater than 2 tonnes up to and incl. 5 tonnes 200 + VAT
  • Aircraft with a MTOW greater than 5 tonnes up to and incl. 10 tonnes 400 + VAT
  • Aircraft with a MTOW greater than 10 tonnes up to and incl. 20 tonnes 600 + VAT
  • Aircraft with a MTOW greater than 20 tonnes 800 + VAT

Once landside, the pilot must contact one of the designated handling agents above to gain further access to the aircraft.


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