East Midlands Airport expects busy bank holiday

This bank holiday, thousands of people will be packing their suitcases ready to head off on their summer holidays from East Midlands Airport.

The August bank holiday is expected to be the busiest weekend of the summer, with more than 86,500 people travelling through the airport between Friday 27th August and Tuesday 31st August, an increase of 0.8% on last year's figures.

Barry Thompson, Deputy Managing Director, East Midlands Airport said; “The predicted figures for the bank holiday weekend suggest that even more people are looking to travel abroad this year - this is a positive indication of the overall performance for August.”

The busiest day is expected to be Friday 27th August with passenger numbers predicted to reach 18,000. With a mixed weather forecast for most of the UK over the coming weekend, passengers are making the most of the bank holiday weekend by escaping to sunnier climates, with Palma, Malaga and Alicante thought to be the most popular destinations, closely followed by Dalaman and Faro.

Barry Thompson continues; “In the run up to the busy bank holiday, we are asking customers to prepare well in advance by checking hand baggage restrictions and travel documents before coming to the airport. We recommend that passengers allow plenty of time to travel to the airport, due to bank holiday traffic and arrive at least two hours prior to departure.”

While regular flyers have become used to the baggage security restrictions in place, the airport reminds all passengers to check the latest security information on www.eastmidlandsairport.com before travelling.

Published on: 26/08/2010 17:28:58

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