East Midlands Airport could have a new cargo site

Parcel delivery service, UPS have submitted plans to build a new £100 million air freight terminal which could see 1,000 new jobs come with it to East Midlands Airport.

The national organisation is planning on constructing a brand new sorting and delivery office on land which is currently used by East Midlands Airport as parking.

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350 new jobs available at East Midlands Airport

Amplified by a 7% increase in passenger numbers at East Midlands in summer 2016 (4.6 million), it is predicted that the number of travellers using the facilities is only going to increase further in 2017 and therefore more jobs at the airport will be needed to accommodate. Held on January 28th, the annual job fair at at East Midlands Airport will host 14 companies from around the site. Staff from the airport itself will be in attendance and a special effort will be made on filling positions within cargo companies and passenger services (such as security, car parking & bar/restaurant service)

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Regional airports such as East Midlands need more attention!

The expansion decision of Heathrow Airport has forced calls for maximisation of airports within the midlands. With the third runway at Heathrow becoming a certainty, the Managing Director of East Midlands Airport Andy Cliffe has said attentions should switch to regional airports; an example which has been put forward from Barton and Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant for the expansion of Birmingham Airport.

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80 jobs at East Midlands Airport

A major recruitment plan has begun by Jet2 as it aims to increase numbers of cabin crew, pilots and engineering staff.

A recruitment roadshow will be held at the Jurys Inn Hotel (next to the airport) on September 7th from 10am-6pm. The big news follows the launch of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’s largest ever flight and holiday scheme for the summer of 2017 from the East Midlands Airport. 80 new jobs are the product of the East Midlands Airport scheme to try and increase staff numbers.

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Celebrating steady increase in passenger numbers

In May East Midlands Airport, located 20 minutes from Derby in Castle Donington, saw a huge increase in passenger numbers compared to the same month last year. It has been reported that May 2016 saw 484,180 passengers travel through the airport, which is said to be a 4.5% increase on this time last year.

The good news is this is not the first time East Midlands Airport have seen an increase. May actually marks the 6 month in consecutive growth for the airport, meaning they are seeing more and more passengers pass through the airport every single month.

Andy Cliffe, who is Airport Managing Director, spoke to The Leicester Mercury about the airport’s continuing success. "As we approach the school holidays, which is the busiest time of the year, we are pleased to see continual growth here at East Midlands Airport.”

We can’t wait to see the effects of the continuing success at EMA. Have you had a positive experience that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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Four new summer routes from East Midlands Airport announced

We know you probably have this year sorted in terms of your summer holiday, but for those organised people who are already looking into their 2017 getaway, East Midlands Airport may have a little bit of inspiration for you. Jet2, who offer flights for low fares, have added four brand new summer routes from EMA.

The airline has added Girona in Spain to the mix, with twice weekly flights being added from the 28th May to the end of October. With gorgeous scenery and also the recently chosen location for the hit TV show ‘Game of Thrones’, Girona is certainly a place we’re putting on our ‘to visit’ list.

If that doesn’t take your fancy, how about a visit to one of the most romantic cities in the World? Yes, you guessed it – Paris! Where better to explore the sights with your better half than the French Capital? Don’t forget, there are lots of museums to look round and of course, the Eiffel Tower to visit, which makes for a great holiday photo, if nothing else!

Jet2 have also decided they will run weekly flights to Naples in Italy. With picturesque walks and stunning buildings, Naples is ideal for a week’s holiday. Plus, we haven’t even mentioned the food; if you’re a fan of Italian food, this is the place to eat it.

The fourth and final route is Split in Croatia. If you are into your history and you enjoy walks along some of the most beautiful beaches in the World, this is the place for you. Flights from East Midlands Airport will take place weekly from April 30th until October 1st.

If we’ve managed to tempt you, leave a comment in the section below and tell us which route piques your interest!


East Midlands Airport announces 2016 summer schedule

East Midlands Airport sees around 4 million passengers a year and employs around 6,000 staff. After announcing a new flight schedule for the summer of 2016, could we see an improvement on both of these figures?

East Midlands Airport and Ryanair have joined forces and have announced they will be adding a further 35 routes across Europe, thus creating a summer schedule to remember!This will mean that you will be able to reach some of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, without queuing for hours.

The routes include Malaga in Spain and Chania in Greece, which are both popular with tourists during the summer months. With these extra routes, the airport is expecting a further 2.3m passengers next year. With airlines already flying long-haul from East Midlands to Cancun and Orlando, the airport is certainly moving with the times and gradually becoming the more popular choice.

More destinations you will now be able to choose from include; Corfu, Lanzarote, Berlin and Krakow. If any of these take your fancy, make sure you look into flying from East Midlands Airport and remember to use our guide when you’ve booked your tickets!