Award-winning East Midlands Airport
Winner of many prestigious awards including Best Regional UK Airport for Customer Service and World’s Leading Eco Friendly Airport, you’re only dealing with the very best when flying from East Midlands Airport.
Proof you’re in expert hands, this accessible airport is owned by Manchester Airport Group, the largest British-owned airport operator. Excelling once again, this friendly airport is the UK’s number one provider of pure freight, managing around 300,000 tonnes a year.
There’s more to holidays in East Midlands Airport than meets the eye, spending £12 million on investments to provide you with a family-friendly place full of exciting things to do before you jet off somewhere beautiful.
Prepare for an authentic airport experience at the Aeropark where you can simultaneously observe aviation history, past and present. Taking you back through time, view a whole range of static aircraft exhibits showcasing aeronautical history.
Get comfortable on the raised viewing area to see a selection of modern jets take flight. If that wasn’t enough, you can even take to the skies yourself by hiring a private jet.
Holiday your way with this bustling airport
With a choice of over 80 destinations, finding All Inclusive escapes, last-minute extravaganzasand cheap holidays from East Midlands Airport easy peasy.
Enjoy flying to the sunnier climates of Benidorm or to the home to Disney paradise – Orlando, all with the UK’s best airlines. You’ll find holiday experts TUI and Balkan Holidays waiting on the tarmac, raring to take you to your holiday hotspot.
Have fun before you even set foot on the plane
Beat the queues and start your holiday immediately with FastTrack, a dedicated channel for moving swiftly through those long security lines.
Once you’ve made your way through to departures, say hello to your shopping haven. All situated under one terminal, grab the latest gadgets in Dixons Travel, head for that must-have pamper in the Cloud Spa, specialising in nails and beauty.
Then make your way to your tax-free paradise, World Duty Free. You’ll be welcomed by your favourite beauty products, alcoholic brands and sweet scent of aftershaves and perfumes. If you need any inspiration or advice, take full advantage of your no-obligation personal shopper service.
If you’ve spent a little too much time shopping, head to the grab and fly service for fresh sandwiches, paninis and hot drinks before making your way to your gate.
But, if you’d rather a sit down meal, the ultimate family restaurant has your back with tasty Italian and American treats from Frankie & Benny’s. Still got time? Grab locally-brewed ale in Castle Rock.
Heading out to an All Inclusive holiday from East Midlands Airport? The handy free hour Wi-Fi is on hand to help you search for exciting excursions or locate the closest beach.
If 60 minutes is too short, check out the Escape lounge for unlimited Wi-Fi, you can catch up on business emails or indulging in a good book in your own calming, tranquil space. There’s also a complementary buffet and a well-stocked bar with your name on it.
Getting to East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport is situated in the heart of England making it a prime choice for holiday lovers. It’s within an hour’s drive of millions of people, providing handy access not only for the M1 but the A42 to the centre of Birmingham.
The airport is easily accessible even for those of you who have booked last minute holidays from East Midlands Airport, with the postcode DE74 2SA for sat-nav users.
Park right next to the terminal or be welcomed by the Meet & Greet service upon arrival. If you don’t mind taking a two to three-minute shuttle bus, the Express Parking area is ideal.
For those who are getting picked up or dropped off by family or friends, there are a number of options. Park for free up to an hour in the Long Stay 4 car park or opt for Rapid car park to be dropped-off directly outside the airport terminal.
You can always book yourself an official airport taxi which will conveniently drop you off outside arrivals too.
If you live close by, the bus will be the perfect travel transport with a whole range of services connecting through to Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Long Eaton. Dropping you just outside the airport will be the National Express coach service, after picking you up from Sheffield, Leeds, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick.
Staying close to airport grounds
Extend your holiday with a stay in one of the four top-notch onsite hotels. They have all personalities and budgets covered, whether you like to bask yourself in luxury in the Radisson Blu or love the homely comforts of the Premier Inn, the choice is yours.
They’re all equipped with restaurants, bars and some even have spas to get you in the holiday spirit. Plus you’ll avoid traffic and early morning wake up alarms by staying in nearby surrounding hotels and B&Bs.
It gives you the perfect opportunity to explore local attractions such as the National Space Centre. Better yet, enjoy the perks of leaving your car in the secure hotel car park whilst you’re soaking up the sun. Holidays from East Midlands Airport have never been more relaxed.