Skylink passengers jump on board to save tonnes of co2

Recent passenger figures for East Midlands Airport’s dedicated bus service, Skylink, show that almost half a million passengers used the service to travel to and from the airport in 2010.

During the summer months, passenger totals topped over 10,000 a week, which were boosted by the increase of families travelling by Skylink for their summer getaways.

East Midlands Airport actively encourages its passengers to travel sustainably, to help to reduce their carbon footprint. The 491, 909 passengers, who used the service last year, generated a total saving of 1,600 tonnes of CO2.

Kelly McHugh, Skylink’s Marketing Manager, said, “We are pleased that so many families took advantage of the Skylink service to travel to the airport for their holidays in 2010. We pride ourselves on providing an efficient, reliable service that meets the needs of customers. This year, we are also pleased to offer an excellent value family fare, priced at just 10 return.”
The family ticket is valid for five people, maximum two adults and is available for just 5 up until 11 February 2011 as a special promotion. To take advantage of the promotion passengers can download a voucher available at

For a new timetable, valid from 31 January visit

Published on: 31/01/2011 13:44:07

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