A cracking start to your holiday awaits at Easter Midlands Airport!


East Midlands Airport is poised to welcome almost 200,000 customers for the Easter fortnight as more people choose an effortless start to their spring break.


This year Easter will herald the start of the airport’s peak summer season which is shaping up to be its best yet.

Two of the main airlines serving EMA, Tui and Jet 2, are each adding an extra aircraft to those based at the airport, meaning the aircraft stands will be at capacity this summer. Tui has added a new route to Naples for this summer, while Eastern Airways will start flying to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, offering EMA customers the chance to make onward journeys around the world with Air France.

Customers familiar with EMA know that for Spain the Balearics and Canaries, it has got them covered, with 14 destinations to choose from across the mainland and popular islands. Among the most popular are Alicante, Tenerife, Mallorca, Malaga, Lanzarote, Barcelona, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. Greece, Turkey and Cyprus are also well served, with 14 destinations available for sun seekers, including Corfu, Paphos, Antalya, Kos and Kefalonia.

But there are plenty of other routes across Europe that passengers can fly to from EMA. If it’s a city break you’re after, you can consider Rome, Dubrovnik, Pisa, Verona, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Geneva, Marseille, Reykjavik, Krakow and Riga, among others. Closer to home, there are also flights to Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Newquay, as well as to Jersey and Guernsey.

EMA customers are spoilt for choice with other beach holiday options, from Skiathos, Funchal and Ibiza to Faro, Kos and Corfu. And among more than 60 destinations in total, there are a few outside Europe including Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada in Egypt and Enfidha in Tunisia offering an alternative break.

From Easter, passengers will benefit from some of the first improvements that have been carried out as part of a £120m investment programme at EMA. This includes upgraded toilets, a refreshed Castle Rock bar, new seating, better customer wi-fi throughout the terminal and new trolleys.

Passengers are reminded that although as part of this, work has started on improvements in the security hall, existing security arrangements remain in place. They should come to the airport as usual, prepared to remove electrical items from bags and restricting liquids to 100ml. The vast majority of customers still experience the hassle-free experience that EMA is known for, clearing security in under 15 minutes.

A growing number of people are picking EMA for an effortless start to their low-cost holidays, including travellers from further afield including South Yorkshire, West Midlands, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. This has seen more than 3.8m people travelling through EMA so far this financial year – a 22% increase on last year.

EMA’s Managing Director Steve Griffiths said: “It’s an exciting time at East Midlands Airport as Easter approaches and the number of people planning trips abroad increases. Easter will see us top the 4m mark for annual passenger figures for the first time in five years, and we expect to see that grow as we move straight into our peak summer season.

“This Easter and summer we’re pleased to be able to offer people choosing EMA a great choice of destinations including new routes and the usual effortless experience they have come to expect here. On top of that we have completed some improvements which mean they can also benefit from a new-look Castle Rock Tap Room & Kitchen and refitted toilets, better customer wi-fi throughout the terminal and new seating and trolleys, among other changes.”