Everywhere you can fly to from East Midlands Airport after passenger flights start again
We can once again fly from East Midlands Airport after Ryanair resumed passenger flights this month.
Passengers who arrived into the airport on June 21 at 3.20pm from Alicante, were the first to step inside the airport’s terminal since COVID-19 lockdown measures, introduced in March, brought an abrupt halt to non-essential passenger air travel.
A total of 16 Ryanair flights have now been scheduled to and from the airport until the end of June.
The three places you can travel to are all in Spain. Malaga, Alicante on mainland Spain and Mallorca, one of Spain's Balearic Islands.
Karen Smart, East Midlands Airport’s Managing Director, said: “I am delighted that we will welcome back our first passengers, even if they are few in number, this coming Sunday. This is a really positive development. I am confident that many people across the region will start using their local airport again for a quick and easy get-away to their favourite holiday destinations when conditions allow. It may take two to three years before passengers return in the numbers we had pre-COVID, but EMA will always continue to be an important gateway for both people and products.”
Anyone returning to the UK from overseas must quarantine for 14 days and the current Foreign Office advice remains against non-essential travel. If a review of these measures in late June results in an easing of restrictions, passenger airlines operating out of the airport are keen to resume fuller schedules in July.