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East Midlands Airport bus service proving popular

Sunday 12 Jul 2009 8:03pm

East Midlands Airport's Skylink bus service has proved popular with travellers to the airport in the past year, helping to reduce the airport's carbon footprint. More than 1. 3 million passengers used the bus service to travel to the airport between April 2008 and March this year, an increase of 13 per cent on the previous 12 months. Increased uptake of public transport is estimated to have saved some 1,800 of carbon dioxide emissions compared to single occupancy car travel, which is enough to power around 1,500 homes for a year. Skylink's marketing manager at East Midlands Airport,Kelly McHugh, said: ''Skylink's 24-hour operation and 30 minutes daytime frequency is helping to drive the impressive passenger growth and demonstrates that passengers are embracing public transport to travel to the airport. 'Our greatest achievement has been a 22 per cent increase on the Derby and Loughborough Skylink, which has recently changed to a 24-hour service. We have also seen many more families using the Skylink services in the last year, due to the introduction of a £10 family return ticket. ' It is possible to fly to Paris, Rome, Barcelona and other destinations using Eastern Airways, bmi and easyJet from East Midlands Airport.

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