Monday, May 20, 2024
One Air commences Boeing 747 freighter operations at East Midlands Airport

One Air commences Boeing 747 freighter operations at East Midlands Airport

The central UK airport will now be a regular origin and destination point for One Air’s Boeing 747 400 freighter services connecting Asia and Europe and for ad hoc global charter services.

“East Midlands Airport has a lot of important plus points which make it attractive for all-cargo operations, including the availability of slots and fewer restrictions around night flying compared to other airports. EMA also has a very understanding and progressive attitude towards freighter operators. As a growing British airline, we look forward to establishing our presence at EMA and supporting our freight forwarding, logistics and charter clients moving goods to and from the UK,” said Chris Hope, One Air’s Chief Operating Officer.

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One Air’s first flight into the East Midlands arrived from Hong Kong at the weekend with a 105-tonne payload.

EMA boasts one-stop connections to 185 of the world’s largest cities, including New York, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, and Mumbai, and is home to the UK’s most crucial express air freight hub.

It enables cargo operators and their clients to move goods quickly and efficiently around the globe. The airport handles the equivalent of more than one million packages every night, and its cargo operation provides vital support to regional businesses, including those in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and automotive sectors. It contributes around £443 million GVA to the regional economy.

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EMA’s Commercial Director, Chris Lane, added: “We’re delighted to welcome One Air to East Midlands Airport. They bolster what is already a highly successful, nationally significant cargo operation that benefits from a strategic central location, fewer restrictions than many other airports, and a team that is dedicated to providing a top-class service. We hope this is the start of a long-standing partnership with One Air to help us continue to provide seamless trade that powers the UK.”

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact


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