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East Midlands Airport Parking

You can save a great deal on parking at East Midlands Airport by pre-booking with Purple Parking. We can arrange off-airport parking at a reasonable and competitive price with our parking partners Airparks, East Midlands Airparks Long Term Value, Prestige Park and Walk, Prestige Limousine Transfer, Stress Free, Stress Free Non Flexible, Express Parking, East Midlands Long Stay Car Park 1, East Midlands Long Stay Car Park 2, East Midlands Long Stay Car Park 3, East Midlands Long Stay Car Park 4, East Midlands Short Stay Car Park, East Midlands JetParks 1, East Midlands JetParks 2, East Midlands JetParks Plus and East Midlands VIP Meet & Greet

Stress Free; Stress Free Non Flexible and East Midlands VIP will store your car at secure car parks either at the airport or close by. They each provide a Meet & Greet service which offers secure parking and the convenience of dropping your car off at the airport.

East Midlands Express Parking; Long Stay 1, 2, 3 & 4; Short Stay and JetParks 1, 2 & Plus are all official on airport car parks, some of which are located within walking distance of the terminal building.

Prestige Parking is also located on-airport. Their Limousine Transfer service provides rapid transfers to and from the terminal.

Airparks and Airparks Long Term Value are located just 4 miles away. They provide a Park & Ride service which offers secure parking and frequent courtesy transfers to and from the airport which take about 8 minutes.

East Midlands Airport is located near Castle Donington in Leicestershire and within 30 miles of Derby; Leicester and Nottingham. The airport is easily accessible by car and can be found on the A453 just off of JUNCTION 23A of the M1. If travelling from the north, leave the M1 at Junction 24 and follow the A453 to the airport.

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Parking Services at East Midlands Airport

At East Midlands Airport, Purple Parking offers Meet & Greet services operated by:

With the Meet & Greet services, just drive yourself to East Midlands Airport where you will be met by a chauffeur from your chosen service. The chauffeur will collect your vehicle and take it to a secure car park nearby, where it will stay for the duration of your trip. When you return, call the car park as soon as possible after landing and a chauffeur will be waiting to hand your vehicle back to you once you have cleared the airport terminal.

We also offer Park and Ride services operated by:

With Park & Ride, simply drive yourself to your chosen car park. All of the car parks we offer with the exception of Airparks are located at East Midlands Airport and some are within a short walking distance of the terminal. The others are just a short courtesy bus ride away.

Airparks and East Midlands Airparks Long Term Value are located less than 4 miles from the airport. Once you have checked in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven to the airport terminal. On your return, a courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park and your car which will be ready for you to collect.

Facilities at East Midlands Airport

There are a full range of services available at Nottingham East Midlands Airport, including the provision of special assistance for disabled customers. There are a wide variety of shops situated at the terminal and also internet stations are available in arrivals and on the first floor. Customers looking for a quiet place to work or relax before their flight can use the Penauille Servisair Executive Lounge for an additional charge. Although predominately for business travellers, all passengers are welcome, irrespective of airline or class of travel. There is a full range of exclusive services available, including flat screen TV and flight information screens, complimentary drinks and snacks and business facilities. Amongst the eateries in the terminal is the Trent Café, which has an indoor Viewing Balcony with great views of the aircraft runway and parking. For younger passengers, there is also a Video Games Zone in the terminal. In additional there is a Prayer Room, accessible to all for prayer, meditation or just quiet reflection.

If travelling by train Loughborough, Long Eaton, Nottingham and Derby stations are all located a short bus or taxi ride from the airport. All stations are serviced by the main InterCity trains which are operated by Midland Mainline and Central Trains. Alternatively, the Skylink provides a direct bus link to Nottingham Railway station and Rainbow 5 provides the link to Nottingham and Long Eaton Railway stations. The Airline Shuttle Bus service operates from Nottingham East Midlands Airport to Loughborough and Derby Railway Stations. In addition National Express Airport service 240 offers direct connections daily to and from the airport to Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick.

About East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is the UK's second largest cargo airport after London Heathrow with several freight organisations having bases there.

  • East Midlands Airport is situated near Castle Donington in Leicestershire and lies between the cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, all within a 30 mile radius of the airfield.
  • The annual capacity of the airport is 5,000,000 and boasts 52 check-in-desks and fourteen gates.
  • East Midlands Airport is a primary hub for the Royal Mail.

The History of East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport: Nottingham, Leicester, Derby started life as a Royal Air Force station, RAF Castle Donington but was decommissioned and subsequently bought by a consortium of local government authorities in the early 1960s who christened it East Midlands Airport to reflect the area that it served. It served to replace the original Derby Airport site at Burnaston, which has now been redeveloped and on which now stands a Toyota car factory. East Midlands Airport was opened in 1965 by Prince Philip and at that time it had a 5,850 ff runway, 60ft taxiway, a new hangar floor and aprons and parking for 850 cars. It was not an immediate financial success but business improved rapidly as increased freight traffic development became necessary.

Derby Airways, which subsequently became British Midland Airways, moved its operations to the new airport and set up its headquarters in nearby Castle Donington, thus establishing a network of domestic and international scheduled and charter flights at East Midlands.

In 1970 it was decided that a new freight complex should be created and the runway and terminal developed further. The runway was extended still further in the late 70s and the terminal building upgraded soon afterwards.

It was announced that in 1985 1 million passengers passed through the airport, and it became clear that further expansion was going to be required to handle the increasing demand. In 1986 Princess Anne opened a £3 million terminal extension. As a result of government legislation the airport became a public limited company in 1987.

In 1992 a further expansion of the terminal was proposed but the local authorities could not fund the development. Consequently in 1993 the local authority shareholders took the unprecedented step of being the first regional airport to enter the private sector. The National Express Group bought the airport for £24.3 million, recognising its potential and in the following eight years they invested a total of £77 million in the infrastructure and passenger facilities. A £20 million, 600 metre extension to the runway was added to allow East Midlands Airport to handle long haul flights and a new air traffic control tower was constructed, the second tallest in the UK.

In 1999 development started on a new business park which now boasts hotels, office blocks and major business headquarters and in 2000 DHL Aviation opened a new £35 million cargo facility on the airport site. In the same year National Express Group put the airport up for sale and in March 2001 Manchester Airport Group purchased both East Midlands and Bournemouth airports for £241 million.

Also in 2001 the advent of low fares "no frill" carriers meant a rise in passenger numbers, rising 7% in a year to 2.38 million annually. Go Fly established a hub at East Midlands which has continued to prosper since the airline's absorption by easyJet.

In 2004 the airport was renamed Nottingham East Midlands Airport. This decision was considered controversial as the site of the airport lies in Leicestershire, has a Derby postcode and the nearest city is actually Derby. In addition there is already a Nottingham Airport in existence, which is closer to the city. The decision was taken because many people from outside the UK and unfamiliar with the country's geography could not identify with the term 'East Midlands' and understandably did not know exactly where in the UK it was. The reason for adding 'Nottingham' to the title was due to the fact that the city had greater international recognition through its size and historical connections.

In December 2006 the decision was made to re-brand again and the airport is now named East Midlands Airport: Nottingham, Leicester, Derby. The airport continues to flourish with passenger figures of over 4 million annually and is the base for many freight services, making it the second largest cargo airport in the country.