Bank Holiday gets underway

This year’s August bank holiday is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year for East Midlands Airport, with more than 90,000 people travelling through the airport between Friday 26th August and Tuesday 30thAugust, an increase of 3.8% on last year's figures.

The busiest day is expected to be Friday 26th August with passenger numbers predicted to reach 18,500. With changeable weather predicted for the bank holiday, the most popular destinations with travellers are the guaranteed sunspots of the Alicante, Malaga and Palma.

East Midlands Airport’s Managing Director, Brad Miller said: “The August bank holiday weekend is traditionally one of the busiest weekends of the year, with passengers wanting to take advantage of the last long weekend of the year. 2011 is no exception and we are looking forward to welcoming over 90,000 people to the airport this weekend.”

Passenger numbers have experienced a steady increase this financial year with a reported 4% increase to date. The airport is well positioned for future growth and is looking forward to welcoming an additional based aircraft with bmibaby this winter and the arrival of a third based aircraft with next summer.

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 before travelling.

Published on: 24/08/2011 14:16:27

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