According to new figures, Bondholder East Midlands Airport has experienced its busiest summer since 2008.
Over 3,121,900 people travelled to and from the region’s airport - an increase of 5.72% on the previous year. September saw the end to the busy season with 538,049 people travelling an increase of 6.4% on the previous year.
Cargo has also increased by 3.9% compared to last year, with over 30,000 tonnes carried by the airport.
Andy Cliffe, managing director at East Midlands Airport, said: “We have seen month on month increases since December last year and for this to have continued throughout the summer season, is very encouraging. It is testament to our colleagues who provide an excellent and safe service for our customers.
“We have had an incredibly busy summer at East Midlands Airport, not least with the increase in passenger numbers, but also planning for our runway refurbishment that begins in November for seven consecutive 48 hour closures.”
Representatives from East Midlands Airport have also travelled to China this week, as part of the Midlands Engine trade mission, and have signed Memorandum of Understanding with Ningbo Airport Group.