July 30, 2008

Passenger Numbers Still on the Increase at Airport

The number of people using East Midlands Airport is continuing to grow.

The Castle Donington airport saw passenger numbers for June rise by 5% on the same month last year to 563,159.

Passenger numbers have risen at the airport for the ninth successive quarter.

Non-EU destinations saw the biggest increase in passengers, as holiday-makers were looking for more value-for-money destinations outside Europe.

Passenger numbers are expected to increase further following the announcement of three new routes earlier this month by budget airline Ryanair.

Flights to Faro, Fuerteventura and Prague will start at the end of October.

The airport's managing director, Penny Coates, said: "We are certain that the additional three Ryanair routes will prove very popular and help the airport to continue to outperform the rest of the UK aviation market."

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