Night Moves: Inside East Midlands’ cargo ops

As evening unfolds, many airports are winding down for the day. It’s a different story at East Midlands, though, as this is the time that the airport becomes a hive of cargo activity. Martyn Cartledge and Spencer Bennett report on this nightly choreography of cargo and freighters

A busy scene on the DHL apron at East Midlands Airport
Martyn Cartledge

East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGNX) has accessibility on its side; Nottingham, Derby and Leicester are all within a 20-mile radius and, as it sits directly next to the M1 Motorway, it is linked to an excellent onward road network. This puts it within a four-hour truck journey of 90% of the population of England and Wales.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view. You can also access it if you’re subscribed to one of our Key Publishing magazines.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Why not join our community of aviation enthusiasts? Pick one of our introductory offers and access a wealth of world-class aviation content.