East Midlands Airport continues its growth as an an eco-friendly airport

East Midland airport has been prioritising environmental sustainability onsite to become an eco-friendly airport. It’s been known to fly nearly 5 million people each year to their destination, as well as supporting almost 10 million people by employing them on site!

Way back in 2002, the airport established an Environmental Management System, which is checked and analyzed independently every six months. It then became the first ever UK airport to achieve the internationally acclaimed ISO 14001 credentials for its impacts on the local environment.
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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 deserves more recognition!

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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