Main Terminal Information

East Midlands Airport was originally built in the 1970s but has been continually redeveloped over the years into the magnificant terminal it is today. With a host of retailers on site, 5 car hire providers and good transport links, it’s no wonder this smaller airport sits just outside of the top ten busiest airports in the UK!

| Today around 17 airlines operate from East Midlands Airport |
| Departure Lounges are on the first floor |
| Over 4 million passengers pass through the terminal every year. |
| Be sure to check your flight status using our flight arrivals and departures tools |
| The Information Desk in the Main Terminal building is open 24 hours a day for passenger enquiries.|

Check In Times

Avoid that mad rush through the airport by making sure you check in with plenty of time. As a guide, we suggest checking in at least 3 hours before your departure on an international flight, 2 hours if travelling to Europe and at least 90 minutes before taking a domestic flight
If you're flying on an international flight, please check in around 3 hours before you fly
If you're flying on a European flight, please check in around 2 hours before your flight
If you're flying on a domestic flight, please check in around 90 minutes before your flight

Wifi at East Midlands

The airport offer 60 minutes of free wifi to passengers and can be used across all media devices.

Simply search for EMA Public Wifi, connect, and off you go!

Premium packages are availble for heavier use for streaming and downloading. These packages are priced as per the below;

£5.00 per hour

£10.00 per day

£30.00 per month

Simply opt to upgrade when you connect. Happy browsing!

Access wifi for free at East Midlands Airport across all of your devices

Is Fast Track avaialble at East Midlands?

Yes! For just £4 per person, you can avoid the inevitable security queues; perfect for those with a strict travel itinerary! These can be bought as a standalone purchase, so no need to buy when you book your flight. Price is for children, too.

Facilities available at East Midlands Airport

The airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers with induction loops, clear signage, designated assistance points and even a Quiet Route through Security and Duty Free

Changing facilities can be found in or by the toilets. If you’re looking to keep them entertained for a while, stop by the sft paly area, suitable for kids up to 8 yrs old

There are 2 Travelex kiosks in the airport; 1 before and 1 after security

You will find the collection of Car Hire providers situated in the Arrivals Hall

Cash Dispensers

These accept all major bank cards and can be found throughout the terminal building, both before and after security

Left Luggage/lost property

If you have lost an item or your luggage, please call the team on one of the phone numbers found here

Take a load off and relax in the Escape Lounge found in departures. Great rates available if you book online in advance!

You’ll find a pleasant selection of family friendly bistros and cafe’s after security, open from the first to the last flight each day

There are a few places to stop and pass the time as well as pick up any last minute essentials


Ample facilities are available both before and after security and in arrivals.

Airlines at East Midlands Airport

There are only a small number of airlines that operate at East Midlands Airport; below are just a colleciton of the ones you may find:
Aurigny fly to and from East Midlands Airport