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East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport (IATA airport code: EMA) is an airport in the East Midlands of England, near Castle Donington. It lies roughly equally between the three main cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. It is used mainly by British Midland but other airlines such as Eastern Airways and Easyjet run services from it. It is owned by the Manchester Airport Group.

The name has been the subject of debate as many people from outside the East Midlands do not know precisely where the region is. Residents of Nottingham have suggested it be renamed to Nottingham Airport, but the other cities have pointed out that it is actually closer to Derby, and is in Leicestershire.

It has good access from the M1 and M42 motorways, and Midland Mainline have plans to build a railway station, East Midlands Parkway (following the same name-style as Luton Airport Parkway and Southampton Airport Parkway), near the airport.


The Kegworth air disaster occurred in 1989, when a plane touched down short of the runway.

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