Two new routes for 2020


East Midlands Airport (EMA) welcomes two new routes this year - Izmir Turkey (Jet2) and Aberdeen (Loganair). In addition, TUI is re-introducing flights to Hurghada and, for winter 2020, Sharm El Sheikh, both in Egypt. This brings to 80 the total number of domestic, international, city, beach and ski destinations available from EMA in 2020.

To lift the post-Christmas and New Year blues, many people’s attention will turn to booking holidays.

Winter sunshine resorts such as the Canary Islands, Tunisia and those in Southern Spain continue to top the list of destinations for EMA passengers between now and April. Over the coming weeks the airport will also be popular with winter sports enthusiasts flying to Geneva, Salzburg, Chambery, Sofia and Grenoble for their snow fix.

For summer holidays, mainland Spain, the Canaries, Balearics and Portugal will continue to top the list of most popular destinations. And, with 10 Greek destinations to choose from, it means that EMA serves four of the five most popular holiday destinations for UK holiday-makers (Spain, Turkey, Greece & Cyprus).

While the week-long or fortnight package holiday continues to be appealing especially with families travelling in the summer months, shorter stays and mini breaks are increasingly popular for those wanting a quick break or culture visit. And with many destinations within a two-hour flight of EMA, there is much choice for people who want to get away more frequently in 2020.

Rachel Briody, East Midlands Airport’s Travel Trade and Leisure Development Manager, says: “It seems many people in the East Midlands have decided their New Year’s resolution is to get a summer break booked with many travel agents reporting good trade in recent days. Our peak season will be busy with people escaping to sunnier climes in some of Europe and Africa’s most popular holiday resorts, while flights from EMA to cities such as Rome, Berlin, Venice, Dublin and Amsterdam, makes a short break from this region very easy to do.”


Destinations you can fly to from EMA in 2020

CountryDestinationAirline (operator)Winter/Summer
UK/domesticAberdeenLoganairYear round
 Belfast CityFlybeYear round
 EdinburghLoganairYear round
 GlasgowLoganairYear round
 GuernseyAurignyYear round
 JerseyFlybe (operated by Blue IslandYear round
Republic of IrelandDublinRyanairYear round
 Knock Year round
AustriaSalzburgJet2Winter only
Barbados TUI (Marella Cruise) December only
BulgariaBourgasRyanairWinter only
CroatiaDubrovnikJet2, TUISummer only
 PulaTUISummer only
 SplitJet2Summer only
CyprusLarnacaJet2, TUISummer only
 PaphosJet2, TUIYear round
Czech RepublicPragueJet2Year round
DenmarkCopenhagenJet213 Dec
EgyptSharm El SheikhTUIWinter only
 HurghadaTUIYear round
FinlandEnontekioTransun2 night stay leaving 18 Dec; day break 21 Dec
 KittilaTUIDay trips and short breaks throughout December
FranceCarcasonneRyanairSummer only
 ChamberyTUIWinter ski only
 DinardRyanairSummer only
 BergeracRyanairSummer only
 LimogesRyanairYear round
 GrenobleRyanairSummer only
GermanyBerlinRyanairYear round
GreeceCorfuJet2, Ryanair, TUISummer only
 Chania (Crete)RyanairSummer only
 Heraklion (Crete)Jet2, TUISummer only
 KefaloniaJet2, TUISummer only
 KosJet2, TUISummer only
 RhodesJet2, TUI, RyanairSummer only
 SantoriniTUISummer only
 SkiathosTUISummer only
 ThessalonikiJet2, TUISummer only
 Zakynthos (Zante)Jet2, TUISummer only
HungaryBudapestJet2, RyanairJet2 (winter only), Ryanair year round
IcelandReykjavikJet214, 18, 21 Nov
ItalyCiampino (Rome)RyanairSummer only
 BergamoRyanairYear round
 NaplesTUISummer only
 PisaRyanair, Jet2Summer only
 Treviso (Venice)RyanairYear round
 VeronaJet2Summer only
JamaicaMontego BayTUI (Marella Crusie)31 March
LatviaRigaRyanairYear round
Malta Ryanair, Jet2Year round
NetherlandsAmsterdamFlybeYear round
PolandKrakowRyanairYear round
 LodzRyanairYear round
 Modlin, WarsawRyanairYear round
 RzeszowRyanairYear round
 WroclawRyanairYear round
PortugalFaroRyanair, Jet2, TUIYear round
 MaderiaJet2, TUIYear round
Spain (including Canaries and Balearics)AlmeriaJet2Summer only
 BarcelonaRyanairSummer only
 FuereventuraJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
 GironaJet2, RyanairSummer only
 Gran CanariaJet2, RyanairYear round
 IbizaJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
 LanzaroteJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
 MalagaJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
 Palma (Majorca)Jet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
 Mahon (Menorca)Jet2, TUISummer only
 ReusJet2, RyanairSummer only
 TenerifeJet2, Ryanair, TUIYear round
 ValenciaRyanairSummer only
SwedenKirunaNewmarket HolidaysDay break 18 Dec
SwitzerlandGenevaJet2Winter ski only
TunisiaEnfidha - HammametTUISummer only
TurkeyAntalyaJet2, TUI 
 DalamanJet2, TUI 
USANewark (New York)Jet225 November (four nights)