£120m investment programme gets underway at East Midlands Airport East Midlands Airport announces an investment programme of more than £120m to improve all aspects of the passenger experience over the next five years. Following an intensive period of planning and design, work is getting underway on the transformation to refresh the airport infrastructure, maintain safety and regulatory standards and help it operate more efficiently - making travel through the airport even more effortless than it already is for its more than 4m annual passengers. Areas which will see improvements include: · Expanding the security hall to facilitate installing next generation scanning equipment · Improvements to toilet facilities, customer...
Direct routes to aviation jobs now available through free EMA Academy courses Applications are open for the first Nottingham College adult courses at East Midlands Airport (EMA)’s Academy, providing a direct route into the aviation industry. Earlier this year, EMA and Nottingham College announced a new partnership at the on-site Academy which will offer tailor-made pre-employment and upskilling training for around 200 unemployed or low-income adult learners a year and existing employees. The two-week courses are free and will take place on-site at EMA, starting from Monday 4 December. They will cover a range of topics including an introduction to the aviation industry, customer service and team work and aviation terminology, to equip...
Passenger numbers soaring at East Midlands Airport East Midlands Airport has soared above the 3m passenger mark – with 500,000 more people flying through its terminal than last year bringing totals close to pre-pandemic levels. Figures released today show 413,259 travelled through EMA in October, nearly 60,000 more than the same month in 2022. That represented a 20.4% annual increase and pushed the total number for the year so far to 3,096,712. Last month’s figures meant EMA handled 98% of pre-pandemic volumes and set it on course to break through the 4m passenger barrier by March. Winter getaways are expected to perform strongly this year, with a wide range of European destinations to choose from. Routes to Prague, Krakow, Berlin...
Business partnerships to be forged at EMA ‘speed dating’ event A ‘speed dating’ style business event to match local firms with prospective clients is to be hosted by East Midlands Airport (EMA) for the first time. Interested businesses are being invited to register for the inaugural ‘Meet the Buyers’ event taking place on Thursday 25 January 2024. It will bring a wide range of businesses from around the region together under one roof. While it will give firms access to potential airport-related clients, the event isn’t limited to that sector. Invitations will extend to small and medium-sized businesses across many industries. Those on the hunt for suppliers will include public sector buyers and private sector primary contractors with...
A security officer at East Midlands Airport (EMA) is preparing to take charity fundraising to new heights by scaling one of the tallest summits in the world Michael McCorkindale, a security team manager at EMA, is in training for a 20-day trek on Aconcagua in the Andes, which at just below 7,000m is the second highest peak outside the Himalayas. It is one of the challenges he must complete on a journey to eventually climb Everest, and he’s hoping to put the airport’s chosen charities on top of the world with his fundraising efforts. For the trek in January, he will join a small team including Argentinian Sherpas, and expects to be faced with altitude sickness due to low oxygen levels, temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius...
The sky’s no limit for learners at new EMA Academy launched with Nottingham College Hundreds of jobseekers will be given the chance to pursue high-flying careers through a specialist Academy being created by East Midlands Airport and Nottingham College. The Academy will offer tailor-made pre-employment and upskilling training to around 200 adult learners a year. The free two-week courses will equip them with the skills they need to take up jobs ranging from ground crew, baggage handling, security, customer service, or roles within hotels, car parks or logistics. The development of the fully-accredited training forms part of EMA's five-year Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy ‘Working Together for a Brighter Future,’ with...
A successful year at EMA – and more to come By Steve Griffiths, EMA’s Managing Director It’s a year since I took up the reins as Managing Director at East Midlands Airport (EMA). It’s a year in which EMA has seen its first proper summer season since Covid, with 2.7m passengers travelling through the airport so far this year – a 21% increase on last year. And I’m looking ahead to an equally buoyant autumn and winter period, with a further 1.5m passengers expected to be welcomed at EMA this year. It’s great to see passenger confidence return and to see them choose EMA in such large numbers. It reflects the fact we offer people an effortless travel experience - one that we know people are prepared to travel from across the Midlands and...
‘Outstanding’ security training gives East Midlands Airport customers peace of mind The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has once again given East Midlands Airport (EMA) top marks for the training it provides for security staff. The ranking of ‘outstanding’ gives customers the assurance that they can travel through the airport safe in the knowledge that security teams are highly trained and they will receive excellent customer service. People using EMA to travel to Europe this year have on average passed through security in under 15 minutes. The CAA’s quality assurance scheme ensures that the training of airport security staff meets the expected standards to keep people safe when flying from UK airports, with EMA last assessed as...
East Midlands Airport receives top marks for assisted travel as busiest summer since 2019 takes off In its annual assessment of assisted travel provision at UK airports, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has rated East Midlands Airport (EMA) as consistently “very good” throughout the last year - which is the highest standard. The rating recognises the quality of the airport’s assisted travel provision and recent investment in services and equipment, which has improved the airport experience for those who need assistance when using EMA. This is partly thanks to the airport's close working relationship with its accessibility forum - a diverse group of disabled people who advise the airport on matters including customer experience...

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