"Ema has a nice landing strip" Nottingham Transportation Tip by sourbugger

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  Ema has a nice landing strip (fnarr-fnarr)
by sourbugger

East Midlands airport was supposed to be the regional airport for Nottingham, Leicester and Derby. After some argument it was recently re-named Nottingham East Midlands Airport despite the fact there is already (very small) Nottingham airport. Apparantly foreign vistors had trouble recognising the existence of 'East Midlands' but found 'Nottingham' much easier to place.

With the growth of low-cost airlines such as Easyjet and BMIbaby it is now quite a busy place. Gone are the days when Jasper Carrot could reasonably describe East Midlands Airport as the only airport he knew 'With a cattle Grid on the runway'.

Despite all the development transport links are still not great. The 'Rainbow 5' bus into Nottingham from the aiport is certainly cheap - but is also quite slow taking about an hour.

UPDATE NOV 05 - Rainbow 5 still exists, but there is now a much faster direct service operating 24hrs a day called 'airlink 777' or something similar. Details on the airport website

Mode: TO
Type: Airplane
Website: http://www.eastmidlandsairport.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2005
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