East Midlands Airport sees 10% growth in Easter passenger numbers as summer season kicks off
More than 280,000 passengers are expected to travel through East Midlands Airport during the Easter holiday period between 4 - 28 April, a growth of almost 10% compared to 259,000 passengers in 2013.
Over the coming Easter weekend, it is estimated around 45,000 passengers will pass through the terminal doors, a growth of 5.4% compared to the Easter weekend in 2013.
April marks the start of the summer holiday period with new routes on offer from East Midlands this year. Ryanair have launched flights to Cork in Ireland, whilst Budapest in Hungary and Paris in France, are new for Jet2.com.
The draw of a sunny break is as strong as ever with the top five destinations being Alicante, Malaga, Palma, Faro and Tenerife.
Andy Cliffe, Managing Director of East Midlands Airport said: “We’re incredibly pleased with the growth in our passenger numbers. Alongside the airport’s £12 million terminal redevelopment - the second phase of which was completed earlier this year - and the launch of the summer season, these are exciting times for East Midlands Airport.”
The terminal redevelopment is progressing well and aims to make the passenger journey and experience, as simple and efficient as possible. A new security hall was opened in December last year and a brand new food court was revealed in February. Completion is expected by the end of 2014.
Published on: 24/04/2014 09:41:16