Nottingham East Midlands Airport has all the prerequisites of a regional airport: Located in the middle of nowhere and growing rapidly, mainly owing to low-cost carriers. No-frills airlines generated 60% of passenger traffic in 2005 against only 33% in 2002 and naught in 2001. The 24-hr. airport, which has no slot restrictions, has three LCCs with bases here: bmibaby, easyJet and Ryanair. Located in the heart of England some 140 mi. north of London, it is the UK's 13th-largest passenger ...

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