East Midlands Airport (EMA) opened in 1965 and is the 11th largest passenger airport in the UK with over 4.5m passengers and 350,000 tonnes of freight handled per year. It is the UK hub for DHL, TNT and UPS, and is the UK's main air hub for Royal Mail. As such, EMA was the second busiest cargo airport in 2016 after London Heathrow.
The airport is owned by MAG, a leading UK airport group established in 2001 that also owns and operates Manchester and London Stansted airports together with a significant property business.
EMA is committed to a Sustainable Development Plan, which includes ensuring that all surface water discharges remain within their regulatory limits. To achieve this goal, the airport has adopted rigorous programmes of monitoring and control.