East Midlands December Performance

East Midlands December Performance
Photo Credit: East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport (EMA) saw a staggering increase of passenger numbers during December 2023 kick starting 2024 for the British airport.

This article will cover the details surrounding East Midlands Airport’s December 2023 passenger figures and what this means as they begin the 2024 FY (Financial Year).

East Midlands Staggering December


East Midlands December Performance
Photo Credit: East Midlands Airport

Throughout 2023 East Midlands Airport (EMA) saw a steady increase in passenger numbers as the airport creeps its way back towards pre-pandemic levels of passenger numbers.

So far the British airport has seen a total of 3.9 million passengers and is expecting to hit more than four million by the end of March 2024, which is what was seen in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.

During December 2023, the airport handled a total of 191,510 passengers, some 37,000 more than what December 2022 saw, or a 24% increase.

East Midlands is home to quite a few operators, those are: Aer Lingus Regional, Aurigny, BH Air, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways as the smaller operators, and Jet2, Ryanair and TUI as the major players at the airport. It is also expected that the new Turkish operator Southwind Airlines will launch services to Antalya at the start of the 2024 summer season.

Commenting on the airports’ growth, their Managing Director, Steve Griffiths, has said, “2024 is getting off to a flying start, with really positive news on the numbers of people choosing East Midlands Airport for their European breaks. We know ease and convenience are what attract people to EMA and we’re completely focused on making sure that remains the case.”

“As well as offering lots of low-cost options from the heart of the UK, this year we’re starting on a significant investment programme which will make the experience of flying from EMA even more effortless and enjoyable.”

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