Facts And Figures

Here’s East Midlands Airport in a nutshell:

Approximately 4 million passengers use East Midlands Airport every year

The airport serves over 80 leisure and business destinations

East Midlands Airport now flies to the long-haul destinations of Cancun and Florida

East Midlands Airport supports over 6,000 jobs

We are the UK’s number one airport for pure freight, managing 300,000 tonnes a year.

At 2,893 metres, our runway is the sixth longest civilian runway in the UK

The Air Traffic Control Tower was constructed using 750 tonnes of concrete, stands at 52.3 metres high, cost 3.5 million to build and has 248 steps

Our airport fire engines are around three times the size of standard fire engines. The largest appliance can carry 350 gallons of foam and 3,000 gallons of water.

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