East Midlands Airport Passenger Numbers Rise With Flights

East Midlands Airport Passenger Numbers Rise With Flights
Photo Credit: East Midlands Airport.

East Midlands Airport has this week reported a significant rise in passenger numbers for January 2024, as the number of flights continue to rise.

The airport has been making waves in terms of commercial traffic, and will look to continue capitalising on this throughout the year.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

East Midlands Airport Passenger Numbers Rise With Flights…

East Midlands Airport Passenger Numbers Rise With Flights
Photo Credit: East Midlands Airport.


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177,184 passengers travelled through East Midlands Airport last month, which is an increase of 30% compared to the same period last year.

More flights are on offer through the addition of based aircraft from two of the main airlines serving the airport, being TUI & Jet2.

Such growth is expected to continue as we enter the half-term period, where 105,000 passengers are expected to fly during this period, a 16% increase on last year.

Commenting on this further was East Midlands Airport Managing Director Steve Griffiths, who spoke about the increase in flights and passengers:

“The number of people choosing us compared to January last year is really encouraging.”

“We’re pleased that increasing numbers of people are flying through East Midlands Airport for their European holidays, and these figures give us confidence for a strong performance this half term holiday and an even stronger summer.”

“We know that more people from further afield are willing to make longer journeys to EMA, in the knowledge that their experience here won’t be stressful, as it can be at other airports.”

“The vast majority of our customers clear security in under 15 minutes so they can start to relax and get into holiday mode sooner.”

“Extra aircraft bringing our stands to capacity also shows airlines’ confidence in EMA and bodes well for the future.”

All eyes will be on how 2024 performs for the airport, as well as whether more flights will be added to accommodate higher passenger numbers.

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