About East Midlands Airport
The former RAF base at Castle Donington in the East Midlands was bought in 1963, and building work began the following year. The airport was opened in 1965 by the Duke of Edinburgh. Initially it was not a financial success, but this soon changed and various expansion programmes have occurred since, the airport now sees approximately 4 million passengers pass through the terminal each year. (known to be correct as of July 2017)
East Midland Airport now fly to over 80 countries world wide. The most popular destinations are domestic and European, but long-haul flights also operate to the Dominican Republic, Cancun and Orlando. The airport has one terminal and one runway.
Take a look at the East Midlands Airport Guide for more information about the airport, including terminal information, transport options, car hire and much more.