The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened East Midlands airport back in 1965.
Since then the airport has continued to grow and expand by extending its runway and cargo capacity. Nowadays the airport deals with over four million passengers and serves eighty destinations annually.
The present owners M.A.G have continued to upgrade the airport with a current £12 million project which is in place to improve passengers travel experience.
There are now several retail outlets before and after security, along with several cafe, bars and restaurants once through the security zones. There are new passenger assistance areas and fully equipped disabled facilities including a Changing Places toilet facility for passengers with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their carers.
The airport has employed the company OSC to help with any special services or travelling requirements some passengers might need to help them with their travel needs. In the terminal building there is a prominent Information desk for up to date advice and information on flight arrivals and departures.
The airport has recently extended its free WIFI facility in to a maximum of an hour for passengers. There will be a premium service for those passengers with a small charge who may require heavy internet usage.