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East Midlands Airport

Nottingham East Midlands Airport (EMA)

Overview

Nottingham East Midlands Airport is located 11 miles (18km) southeast of Derby, and serves the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. The 12th busiest airport in the UK, East Midlands serves more than four million passengers each year.

An important travel hub in the UK, Nottingham East Midlands Airport acts as a base for budget airlines bmibaby and Ryanair, meaning there are plenty of cheap flights to Nottingham East Midlands Airport from popular holiday resorts like Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Corfu and Cancun. The airport also provides many commuter flights to other UK airports.

While Nottingham East Midlands Airport has won several awards as recently as 2007, an increase in traffic has seen the facility become crowded and chaotic, with cramped, gloomy waiting areas and long queues. The ad hoc nature of the airport's expansions have left the facility a bit confusing and hard to navigate, so passengers should allow plenty of time for making connections.

Location

The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) from Derby. It is in easy reach of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby by road and public transport.

Getting to the city

Visitors heading for Nottingham can use the direct Nottingham Skylink bus service, which runs half-hourly around the clock between the airport and Nottingham Railway Station. Taxis are freely available, the fare to Nottingham being £26. Journey time to central Nottingham is about half an hour.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 (0)871 919 9000.

Car rental

Car hire desks in the arrivals hall are available for Enterprise, Europcar, National and Hertz car rental.

Facilities

The airport has a Travelex outlet for foreign exchange and a range of shops, including newsagent, chemist, souvenir shop and duty free outlets. There are several restaurants and fast-food eateries in the terminal building. There are public telephones, Internet kiosks and Wi-Fi hotspots available. The airport also has an executive lounge.

Parking

Short-term parking at Nottingham East Midlands Airport is £2 for half an hour, £3 for an hour, and £6.20 for two hours. Long-term parking is £25 for up to two days and £6.80 per day thereafter. Shuttle buses operate between the car parks and the terminal.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.eastmidlandsairport.com

Airlines

Flights to Nottingham East Midlands Airport are available via Air Europa, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Austrian Airlines, BH Air, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Jet2.com, bmibaby, Thomson and Viking Airlines.

Internet

Wifi is free in the terminal for up to half an hour, and then charges on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Business Lounges

The Penauille Servisair Executive Lounge is open from 4:30am to 7:30pm and offers facilities like internet-ready workstations, phone and fax facilities, newspapers and refreshments.


East Midlands Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.