East Midlands Airport is situated in the county of Leicestershire nearby Castle Donington in the East Midlands of England, U.K. It resides in a conveniently equidistant location from the three major cities of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. East Midlands Airport is the 11th busiest airport in the country for passenger traffic as well as the second busiest cargo transportation hub.
The airport services a concentration of low-cost airlines including Jet2 and Ryanair. Travellers are offered a wide array of retail and cuisine opportunities highlighted by Dixons Travel, a leading technology store, WH Smith and dining locations from McDonald's to Frankie & Benny’s. Other services offered are an Escape Lounge, currency exchange locations and free Wi-Fi facilities.
The airport boasts proximity to the motorway network and nearby M1, M42 and A50 ensuring easy accessibility throughout the Midlands. East Midlands Parkway is the nearest railway station situated six kilometres away and routing on to major metropolitan areas including Derby and London. Skylink provides for public bus routes from the airport to nearby destinations. There are also rental car and taxi alternatives.
East Midlands Airport was opened for passenger transport in 1965 after its transition from a Royal Air Force Station. An increase in tourism in 2005 called for major renovations that resulted in widened arrival halls and more efficient transport.