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East Midlands Airport - UK's Biggest Freight Airport

East Midlands Airport is Britain’s biggest dedicated air cargo operation located in the Heart of the Midlands

Exploiting its location at the very heart of the country

East Midlands Airport is just off the M1 on the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire borders and as a result has excellent connections to the motorway network.

Nestled in between the M1, M42 and A50, bringing the airfield within easy reach of the major population centres of the Midlands. The Airport enjoys a strategic location and has been described as a transport and logistics ‘sweet spot’ - because it unites air, road and passenger and rail freight in a central location.

 

East Midlands Airport is Britain’s biggest dedicated air cargo operation

The airport is second only to Heathrow in terms of the total annual tonnage of cargo it handles, and is the number airport one in Britain when it comes to dedicated, cargo planes. As the busiest pure cargo airport it handles over 370,000 tonnes of flown cargo every year. during 2019 the value of non-EU goods that pass through it totalled £11 billion. The airport recorded its highest ever monthly cargo volume in October 2019 when it handled almost 35,000 tonnes of goods.

 

 

The UK hub for DHL and UPS, and supports operations for TNT and Royal Mail

Able to accommodate the largest freight and passenger aircraft, East Midlands Airport supports a vibrant 24/7 cargo logistics operation. The airport has excellent connections to the motorway network, as it is near the M1, M42 and A50, bringing the airfield within easy reach of the major population centres of the Midlands.

 

 

It's home to UPS’s biggest air logistics facility outside the US

On the east side of the airport, a new £114 million UPS facility is taking shape, whilst an extension to its east apron will allow up to four more aircraft to be parked at any one time. This will support the growing schedules of the existing and new prospective operators, including the big FedEx, UPS, and Royal Mail operations based there.

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