East Midlands Airport Information (EMA)
East Midlands Airport (EMA) is centrally located in England between Nottingham and Birmingham. It is an increasingly busy facility that has grown its throughput from four million to nearly six million in just a few years. Flights aboard charter planes and discount airlines are conducted to holiday destinations across the UK and the greater EU.
- Castle Donington, Leicestershire, East Midlands
- Manchester Airports Group
- Time Zone
- IATA Code
- ICAO Code
- 052°49'52"N 001°19'41"W
In 2004 East Midlands was renamed Nottingham East Midlands Airport, a fact that leads vacationers to confuse this facility with Nottingham Airport. There has been talk of changing the name again to incorporate the names of Derby and Leicester (other cities in reach of the airport). In any event, 'East Midlands' remains the operative tag.
Facilities at East Midlands Airport are thorough and include everything from banking, shopping and dining facilities to executive lounges with full business amenities. ATMs are scattered throughout the terminal, and there are duty-free shops for outbound passengers set to leave the EU.
Public buses and taxis provide transportation to the major towns in the region, namely Leicester, Derby and Nottingham. There are no trains that travel to the airport, though rail links serve each of the aforementioned towns. A hire car is an especially convenient transport option given the number of towns worth visiting in the area.
Visitors spend much of their time exploring Nottingham, the town that has gone down in history as the stage for Robin Hood's heroics. An atmospheric old city and numerous outlying sites make this region well worth visiting. East Midlands is also an important gateway to Donington Race Track.