BHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5541 times:
From the website it actually looks like the name is changing to simply East midlands Airport with Nottingham * Leicester * Derby underneath the main name..
That having been said thats only the way its arranged on screen... the way its refered to could be as you say East Midlands Airport Nottingham Leicester Derby....
hence why I just prefer good ol' Birmingham Airport..
HUYguy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5481 times:
What is up with all these long names for airports? Another one in that area is Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield Airport, which I thought was long until I saw that one. I actually preferred calling it Nottingham East Midlands Airport. They should just settle on one city name.
ZBA320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5460 times:
Another completely pointless name. Nottingham East Midlands is fine. East Midlands is fine. East Midlands Derby Leicester Nottingham is not fine. It's just far too long.
They can't really call it one name because it's close too 3 major cities. Derby is the closest with Nottingham a few miles further but Nottingham is a much bigger city than Derby. However Leicester is a much bigger city with it only been roughly 15 miles south.
Personally I think it should stay as East Midlands.
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Jamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5414 times:
I don't think they would honestly expect people to call the airport 'East Midlands Airport Derby Leicester Nottingham'.
I think in time it will be refered to as 'East Midlands Airport', I think the city names are there just for the sake of advertising to remind people where the airport is near in adverts etc.
Even now on their website there are some links and articles that just refer to 'East Midlands Airport'.
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5297 times:
Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 1): From the website it actually looks like the name is changing to simply East midlands Airport with Nottingham * Leicester * Derby underneath the main name..
I always used to call it "East Midlands Airport" on the PA and nobody would notice but say "flight to Lanzerote" instead of ACE and 30 callbells go off..... I digress.
EMA is best but NEMA isn't too bad. Robin Hood is awful as is John Lennon for LPL, we all know in 30 years it will be somthing else..... still could be worse
Manchester Ringway Peter Kay International Airport
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Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 15737 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5262 times:
Quoting Jamman (Reply 4): I think the city names are there just for the sake of advertising to remind people where the airport is near in adverts etc.
In this case, I can't help but wonder if the politicians in Leicester and Derby had something to do with this. If not that, then someone should investigate why they keep spending money messing about with the name. What will it be next year?
Let's face it: if you need to get to that part of the UK, you will learn the name of the airport. If you don't, they might as well call it East Midlands Rats Testicles Airport, that would at least grab your attention for a second or two.
Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1762 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5075 times:
This reminds me of Durham Tees Valley Airport, which used to be named Teesside Airport. All the road signs still say Teesside Airport, even though the name changed a couple of years ago. A majority of people get lost trying to find the airport. Everyone in the North-East still calls it Teesside, and I think they always will.
EMAlad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4875 times:
It will always be called East Midlands Airport by everyone in the East Midlands.
What surprises me is that it hasn't included Lincoln or Northampton, which is technically classed as East Midlands on our local news, lol.
It is about time that the airport went back to EMA as adding this Nottingham bussines was a total waste of time and money. Common sense has prevailed!