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East Midlands Airport (EMA, EGNX) is the main airport in East Midlands, England, UK.

It is a hub for DHL Cargo and West Atlantic.


East Midlands Airport was originally known as RAF Castle Donington. The airport was first used in 1943 during WWII. The airfield was originally equiped with three concrete runways, two hangars and a satellite system situated 7nmi south-east.

Starting in 1964, the RAF station was purchased by a mix of local government authorities, who started programmes of converting the airfield into an airport.

Until 1982, British Midland has its head office in East Midlands. BMI also had its maintenance base located here.

Go Fly established a hub and passenger numbers have only strengthened after the easyJet absorbtion.

EasyJet ceased operations at East Midlands on 5 January 2010. This followed with Bmibaby closing its Manchester and Cardiff bases in favour of East Midlands Ariport.

Bmibaby eventually closed down operations one year later.


Aurigny, BH Air, Flybe, Freebird Airlines, Jet2, Loganair, Ryanair, TUI.


DHL, West Atlantic, ASL, FedEx, Icelandair Cargo, UPS