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Your Flight by Private Jet: East Midlands Airport

The East Midlands is one of the nine regions of England and the catchment area of the eponymous airport. The region includes popular travel destinations such as Nottingham, Leicester, and Derby, while Birmingham is also not far away. For this reason, a private or business flight to EMA Airport is worthwhile for anyone who is flying to, or wishes to start their journey from Central England. Book your private jet hire to East Midlands Airport online now with JetApp.

East Midlands Airport: Historical Background

From 1943 to 1946, today’s East Midlands Airport was used by the Royal Air Force as a military airbase under the name RAF Castle Donington. After the base was no longer required, the site was laid to waste. In the 1960s, to relieve the Burnaston Airfield, located south of Derby, the decision was made to revive the former military airfield. In 1963, the East Midlands Airport Joint Committee purchased the site and began the construction of a new commercial airport for the East Midlands one year later. This was ceremonially opened by Prince Philip in 1965.

In 1993, East Midlands Airport became the first airport in the United Kingdom to be privatised. It was purchased by the National Express Group and, in the years that followed, the group strongly invested in the expansion of the airport. As a result, a new passenger terminal and a freight terminal were opened in 1996 and 1997 respectively. The runway was extended in the year 2000. Since 2001, the Manchester Airport Group has been in charge of the airport’s operation. Today, more than 4 million passengers check in at the airport annually and it records over 70,000 flights each year.

Location of East Midlands Airport

Distances from East Midlands Airport to:

  • Castle Donington: approx. 6 kilometres by car
  • Derby: approx. 23 kilometres by car
  • Nottingham: approx. 22 kilometres by car
  • Leicester: approx. 30 kilometres by car
  • Birmingham: approx. 64 kilometres by car

Charter Flights from East Midlands

EMA Airport is an excellent starting point for all those who want to travel within Great Britain and reach destinations throughout the UK quickly. Whether opting for a business jet or private charter – passengers can easily reach numerous European destinations departing from East Midlands Airport. Many destinations can even be reached within less than one hour, including the following, for example:

A flight by private jet from East Midlands Airport to Guernsey (GCI) takes around one hour. With its almost Mediterranean climate, this Channel Island off the coast of France provides a habitat for numerous species of plants and animals. Barrow/Walney Island (BWF) can be reached in approx. 45 minutes. Walney Island has many bird species and the city Barrow-in-Furness is located very close to the English mainland. A charter flight from East Midlands to Oxford (OXF) has a duration time of around 40 minutes. One landmark of this city, situated on the Thames, is the 11th century Carfax Tower, located in the city centre. Flying to Newcastle (NCL) takes approximately 45 minutes. The city is home to many beautiful parks and is not far from the North Sea. It takes almost 40 minutes to reach London Farnborough Airport (FAB). From there, you can get to the centre of the British capital by helicopter within ten minutes.

With you private jet hire at East Midlands Airport, you are guaranteed to receive the best service. Needless to say, separate check-in and exclusive VIP areas are included, allowing you to fully enjoy your privacy and also avoid long waiting times. The following offers are available to you at East Midlands Airport:

  • Separate check-in
  • VIP lounge
  • Business lounge
  • Catering
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Limousine service
  • Helicopter service

At East Midlands Airport, there is no ban on night-time flights, meaning that you can begin or complete your charter flight at East Midlands around the clock. Pilots can fly according to both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR) at the airport. The take-off and landing runway offers capacity for all current aircraft and weight classes:

Runway Length and width Foundation
09/27 2,893m x 46m Asphalt

Transport from and to East Midlands Airport

Taxis and car rentals are available at East Midlands Airport for your onward journey. However, you can also make use of a limousine service – it takes around half an hour to get to Derby, Nottingham and Leicester by car. You can travel even faster by helicopter, for example, reaching Birmingham or Sheffield within a short amount of time.

Private Jet to East Midlands Airport: Visit Birmingham, Nottingham, or Derby

The East Midlands comprise several cities and municipalities. The town of Castle Donington with its castle, which is well worth seeing, is just two kilometres away. In Derby, you will find Derby Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of Derby, among other sights. The city also features a Rolls Royce factory.

The city of Nottingham lies on a 40-metre-high sandstone ridge, where William the Conqueror built a castle in 1068. A cave system was built into the ridge which, in the past, was home to poor citizens and during the Second World War, served as an air-raid shelter. Today, the caves can be visited and also accommodate a few pubs. According to legend, Nottingham is also the home of Robin Hood. In Leicester, one of the oldest cities in England, you will mainly find Victorian style architecture – the city centre is characterised by the famous Clock Tower. Leicester Market is the largest covered market in Europe. Other sights worth seeing are Leicester Castle, the cathedral and St. Mary’s Church.

Discover the East Midlands by private jet and take advantage of exclusive offers for private and business travellers. Book your private jet hire to East Midlands Airport easily online with JetApp.

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EGNX / EMA
  • Altitude: 93m (305ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 4,653,818 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 73,689 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all current aircraft types and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 24/7
  • Runways: 1 (2,893 m)

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