One Air flies to East Midlands Airport

One Air has started flying to East Midlands Airport with its first service arriving from Hong Kong International Airport.

The first Boeing 747-400 Freighter flight into East Midlands arrived from Hong Kong at the weekend with a 105-tonne payload.

East Midlands will be a regular origin and destination point for One Air and be used for ad hoc charter services.

Chris Hope, Chief Operating Officer of One Air says East Midlands is an attractive cargo hub because it has slots available and fewer night flight restrictions than other airports.

He says, “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.”

Chris Lane, Commercial Director of East Midlands Airport, adds, “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome One Air to East Midlands Airport. They bolster what is already a highly successful, nationally significant cargo operation which benefits from a strategic central location, fewer restrictions than many other airports, and a team who are totally 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.”