Latest East Midlands Airport Stories

2008-07-22 00:00:29

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to airport expansion today published plans for a Pounds 30 billion North-South, high-speed rail line to run alongside the M1 which they claim would "demolish" the case for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Linking the North and Scotland with the Midlands and southern England, the new line would also join the Channel Tunnel fast-link through Kent. This would mean the line, which could be completed by 2030, would not only improve links within Britain but could take...

2008-07-19 00:00:28

Nearly nine out of 10 complaints reported to East Midlands Airport are from the same 13 people, a report has revealed. The airport's Community and Environment Investment Report reveals that the number of complaints dropped from 7,978 in 2006 to 7,128 in 2007. Thirteen people were responsible for 6,314, or 89% of all the calls but the number of different people complaining dropped from 580 to 295. The month with the highest number of complaints in 2007 was September with 1,056 followed...

2008-07-14 03:00:26

The bus service operated by East Midlands Airport, which serves Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, has been short-listed for two awards. The Castle Donington airport's Skylink bus network has been nominated in two categories of the National Transport Awards 2008. The East Midlands Airport Bus Partnership, consisting of the airport, six neighbouring county and city local authorities and four bus operators, has been nominated for the Transport Team and Partnership of the Year award. There...

2008-06-15 00:00:15

An African chaplain has arrived at East Midlands Airport as part of a whistle-stop tour of the UK. Grace Mangula, the chaplain of Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, landed at Castle Donington to find out more about chaplaincy and aid work at British airports. The visit, hosted by the airport's chaplaincy team and paid for by the International Association of Airport Chaplains, was the second leg of her tour of three UK airports. Chaplain Mangula said: "It is fantastic to finally be in...

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