More passengers using East Midlands Airport

More passengers using East Midlands AirportDespite the current economic climate, passenger numbers are continuing to grow at East Midlands Airport, according to reports.

Figures recently released have revealed that the Castle Donington airport has experienced a rise in the number of passengers for the ninth quarter in a row.

Statistics show that 563,159 passengers used East Midlands Airport last month which is a five per cent rise compared to the previous year while destinations outside the EU saw the biggest jump in passengers with an increase of 17 per cent.

Penny Coates, managing director of East Midlands Airport, said: "We’re delighted to have exceeded half a million passengers for the second month in a row."

East Midlands Airport is set to add to the number of passengers after it announced a deal with Ryanair to provide new routes to Faro, Fuerteventura and Prague starting in October.

"We are certain that the additional three Ryanair routes will prove very popular and help the Airport to continue to outperform the rest of the UK aviation market," added Ms Coates.

East Midlands Airport serves the cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham and is owned by the Manchester Airports Group.

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