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Thursday, 6 May 2021

East Midlands Airport passenger traffic down 2.1% in July

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East Midlands Airport passenger numbers dropped by approximately 11,000 in July 2018. 

East Midlands Airport’s passenger traffic declined slightly (-2.1%) but routes to Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean proved especially popular, including Corfu, Dalaman, Antalya, Rhodes and Dubrovnik, all of which posted growth, alongside the new route for this summer to Seville.

Cargo figures at the country’s two biggest airports for pure cargo aircraft, East Midlands and London Stansted, were both up in July. East Midlands grew 4.2% and London Stansted grew 4.5%.

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East Midlands’ position as the UK’s busiest airport for dedicated freight traffic was further underpinned by hitting a new milestone, with the airport now handling over 1000 tonnes a day. Recent growth can be attributed, in part, to people’s increased appetite for online shopping and e-commerce. Goods such as clothes, mobile phones, footwear, beauty products, fashion accessories, toys and video games come through the airport, in addition to higher value heavier cargo.