East Midlands Airport announces £120mn infrastructure investment

East Midlands Airport announces £120mn infrastructure investment

The UK’s East Midlands Airport (EMA) has announced a new investment programme to “improve all aspects of the passenger experience”.

£120mn has been earmarked for the infrastructure project set to take place over the next five years.

The airport’s four million annual passengers are set to feel the benefit of “effortless” travel with the new renovations.

Steve Griffiths, managing director of East Midlands Airport, said: “This is the start of a very exciting period for the airport.

“Our passenger numbers are almost back to pre-Covid levels and our already significant air cargo operation has capacity to expand, along with the potential for growth and investment that the East Midlands Freeport brings.

“This programme of substantial investment at EMA demonstrates our confidence in the future and will help to improve the experience of flying from and trading through East Midlands Airport.

“We’re really proud of the effortless travel we provide that prompts people to choose EMA for their holidays abroad, and of the vital part we lay in powering UK trade.

“We’re always looking at ways to improve and this investment will help us do that over the next five years and beyond.”

The project sets out to expand the airport’s security hall to facilitate installing next generation scanning equipment as well as the reconstruction of taxiways and upgrades to its air traffic control systems.

Improvements will also be made to toilet facilities, customer seating and heating and cooling in the terminal.

Additionally, there are proposals to improve rapid drop-off arrangements.

Work has already begun on the security hall after planning approval from local authorities.

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