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East Midlands Drop in Passenger Numbers

A drop in passenger numbers at East Midlands airport is being blamed on the loss of an airline.

Earlier this year, Monarch pulled out of the airport which took with it a significant number of passengers.

As a result, during April to September, the airport recorded 2.9 million passengers. That’s down by 6.5% compared to the same time the previous year.

However, owners, Manchester Airports Group (MAG) did report a positive £37.4 million in revenue in the first half of the year, saying “the airport has partially mitigated the impact of the withdrawal through improved load factors to other destinations. Cargo income has benefitted from growth in e-commerce and internet shopping, with integrated express carriers expanding their operation and contributing to 8.8% growth in revenue at East Midlands – the biggest airport for dedicated cargo traffic in the UK.”