East Midlands Airport (IATA code: EMA) is an airport in the East Midlands of England, located at Castle Donington in North West Leicestershire. It lies between the cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. It mainly serves the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. Passenger numbers peaked in 2008 at 5.6 million, but declined by 25% to 4.1 million in 2012 making it the 13th busiest airport in the UK by passenger traffic. The arrival of low-cost carriers in 2002 resulted in a sharp jump in passenger numbers, and the airport has established itself as a hub for low fare airlines such as, Jet2.com and Ryanair and tour operarors like Thomson Airways. It is also a base for BMI Regional, Flybe, Monarch and Thomas Cook Airlines.
As with other small airports, there can be advantages to travelling from a relatively small airport such as East Midlands Airport. Checking in and travelling can be much easier and less stressful than travelling from a major international airport. Still, the East Midlands Airport website does advise travellers to present themselves at the airport at least 2 hours before departure. More information can be found on the East Midlands Airport website.
Cheap flights to Amsterdam and other European destinations from East Midlands Airport
If you are looking to a flight to Amsterdam, flying from East Midlands Airport may be a good place to depart from. Amsterdam is one of the airport's top-10 routes: 100,000 passengers fly from and to Amsterdam from East Midlands Airport annually. The airline that operates these flights is the British low-cost company Flybe. For a flight to Amsterdam with Flybe, prices start at 54 pounds. You can also fly to Brussels with BMI Regional and catch a train or bus to Amsterdam there. By car, this would take 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Other busy routes to and from East Midlands Airport (data from 2010: airport, number of passengers handled):
1 Spain, Málaga 228,463
2 Spain, Palma de Mallorca 218,037
3 Spain, Alicante 209,373
4 Ireland, Dublin 188,740
5 Spain, Tenerife South 151,100
6 Portugal, Faro 146,291
7 United Kingdom, Edinburgh 108,700
8 Turkey, Dalaman 102,501
9 Netherlands, Amsterdam 101,119
10 United Kingdom, Glasgow International 99,740
Other UK airports from which you can fly to Amsterdam directly include Heathrow Airport (British Airways, KLM), Gatwick (British Airways, easyJet), Manchester (easyJet, KLM) and Edinburgh (easyJet, KLM).
Amsterdam: basic information
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 20 minutes southwest of Amsterdam. From Schiphol, you can easily get to the city center by train. The train station is located underneath the airport, and this train ride will take you into the city in about 20 minutes, including a stop at Amsterdam's Central Station.
For train schedules, you can go to the website of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (the Dutch train operator): NS.nl.
Schiphol airport is also accessible by bus. Public transport itineraries can be found on GVB.nl (the public transport company of Amsterdam) or on 9292ov.nl (a site that will help you plan your journey).
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Monday 30 May 2016
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Friday 27 May 2016
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Thursday 26 May 2016
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Wednesday 18 May 2016
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Thursday 12 May 2016
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Tuesday 10 May 2016
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Tuesday 19 April 2016
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