East Midlands Airport Expansion Finally Approved

8 November 2009 (Last Updated November 8th, 2009 18:30)

Following nine years of deliberation, the proposed runway expansion at East Midlands Airport in the UK has finally been approved by the local council. The £4m expansion will cater to the airport's freight traffic volumes. The move will allow for more long-haul flights from t

Following nine years of deliberation, the proposed runway expansion at East Midlands Airport in the UK has finally been approved by the local council.

The £4m expansion will cater to the airport's freight traffic volumes.

The move will allow for more long-haul flights from the airport.

Over £1.5m was required to insulate 502 homes adjacent to the airport to decrease noise levels.