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Runway upgrade at UK regional airport

A regional airport in the UK is temporarily closed at weekends while its runway gets a new surface.

The East Midlands Airport, in Leicestershire, will shut its 9,500 foot runway for 48 hours from Saturday evening to Monday night each weekend until December 19 2016.

The work will also include the fitting of LED lighting along the runway.

East Midlands Airport lies between the cities of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.

It mainly serves the English counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire.

Once known as Castle Donington Airfield – a decommissioned air force base – East Midlands Airport now handles 4.5 million passengers a year and is used by the likes of Ryanair, Flyby and Jet2.

Main image courtesy Crossley and Airplane Pictures

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Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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