Cargo masters

As night falls most airfields quieten down, but one airport in the United Kingdom is just getting into its stride. Andy Martin visits East Midlands to find out why it is so busy during the hours of darkness.

EAST MIDLANDS

img_88-1_90.jpg
DHL is the anchor tenant on Cargo West. United Parcel Service, TNT / FedEx Express and Royal Mail similarly dominate Cargo East. (photos Key - Andy Martin except where stated)

Airport Statistics

IATA code: EMA

ICAO code: EGNX

Location: N52°49.87’ W1°19.67’

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below