Escape to the sun from EMA this winter


With the clocks set to go back this Sunday (October 29), Halloween on the horizon and the British weather turning wet and cold, what better time to plan a trip to sunnier climes?

East Midlands Airport (EMA) can announce its destinations for winter sun, with more than 20 options to choose from across Spain, the Balearics, Greece, Turkey and other popular European spots, as well as Egypt, Morocco and Barbados.

If beach holidays aren’t your thing, there are dozens of city break destinations available from EMA, such as Barcelona, Rome Paris, Berlin, Reykjavik and Belfast. Alternatively, Christmas Markets and other festive delights await in Krakow and Prague. Or perhaps the ski slopes are already beckoning – flights to Geneva, Chambery and Salzburg will get you there.

Mike Grimes, Customer & Planning Director at EMA, said: “We’ve had a great summer season and we’re looking forward to welcoming more customers choosing EMA to reach warmer places now that winter is looming large.

“We have plenty of popular destinations to choose from for that last chance to be a beach bum this year, as well as city break destinations and routes to get adrenalin junkies onto the Alpine slopes. We’re easy to get to and easy to get through, with most customers clearing security in under 15 minutes to get their holidays underway as soon as possible.”

Three of the top winter sun destinations for passengers flying from EMA are:

Alicante (Spain)


Tripadvisor says: ‘From urban beaches to epic nightlife, Alicante offers a Mediterranean mix of action and relaxation. Add in a palm-lined esplanade snaking along the harbour and a Moorish castle looming above, and it’s one of the most dynamic spots on Spain’s sun-drenched Costa Blanca.’

It is forecast to be sunny throughout November with a highest expected temperature of 25ºC. Fly direct from EMA with TUI, Ryanair and Jet2.


Faro (Portugal)


Tripadvisor says: ‘Faro is the best-known city in Portugal’s deservedly famous Algarve region. There’s an archaeological museum and a “Bishops’ Palace,” a Renaissance cathedral that was heavily bombed during World War II, but later rebuilt. Nearby in Estoi are Roman ruins, and Albufeira, also nearby, is a formerly quaint fishing village influenced by the Moors in the 8th century. It’s situated in a cliffside location, and has become famous for its beaches (there are 20) and nightlife.’

It is forecast to be sunny throughout November with a highest expected temperature of 21ºC. Fly direct from EMA with Jet2 and Ryanair.


Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)


Tripadvisor says: ‘Drawn by its fiestas, late night discos and clubs, water parks and golf courses, visitors can't resist sunny Fuerteventura. Discover local culture in Betancuria, home to a cathedral and several museums, at Tefia's eco-museum or at one of February's quirky Carnaval celebrations. Cool down after a hot day on the beach or a hard night at the clubs at Baku Water Park.’

It is forecast to be sunny throughout November with a highest expected temperature of 28ºC. Fly direct from EMA with Ryanair and Jet2.