The airport was decommissioned as RAF Castle Donington in 1946 and was purchased by the local authority in 1964, when a major renovation project was initiated. The new facility was opened in April 1965, and renamed East Midlands to reflect the catchment area. It is managed by the Manchester Airport Group.
By 2005 the terminal had outgrown itself and was remodelled, adding drop-off points, an extended arrivals hall and a new pier to reduce walking to the aircraft.
In 2015 the terminal served over 4.5 million passengers, 50 per cent of whom are flown by Ryanair, making the airport the 11th busiest in the UK.
East Midlands to Corvera
Flights between East Midlands and Corvera are operated by Ryanair.
From January until March Ryanair offer flights on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
From 1 April until the end of October flights are available daily.
Check the information screens at the terminal to find out which check-in desk has been allocated. Passengers are recommended to arrive two hours before check-in, and boarding begins around 45 minutes before departure.
East Midlands Airport provides comprehensive assistance for passengers who require this service, with special facilities, parking and mobility solutions. Report to the Passenger Services desk in the main check-in hall or telephone in advance for more information.
Telephone: +44 (0)7711 574187
Services At East Midlands Airport
At the terminal you will find all the services expected at a modern European airport, including:
- Information Desk
- Bureau de Change
- Bars and Restaurants
- Cash Machines
- Post Box
- Smoking Areas
- Children’s Games Area
- Business Lounges
- Taxi and Bus Routes
For more information contact the airport…
- Telephone: +44 (0)808 169 7032
- Website: www.eastmidlandsairport.com