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As the Easter holidays begin, families are leaving the Midlands in search of warmer weather.
Hundreds of thousands of passengers will travel through airports in the region over the next two weeks.
Persistant freezing temperatures have caused a surge in last minutes bookings from people desperate to leave the cold behind.
Michael Sibert reports.
Around 60,000 travellers are expected to pass through East Midlands Airport over Easter.
ITV News Central has been talking to passengers who are jetting off in hope of some Easter sunshine.
East Midlands Airport is expected to deal with more than 166,000 passengers through its terminals this weekend.
These passengers are waiting to fly out to Lanzarote. A record number of people are estimated to be heading of the sunshine this Easter weekend to escape the freezing weather for sunnier times.
Around 60,000 passengers are expected to travel through East Midlands Airport between now and next Tuesday for the Easter getaway.
The busiest day will be Easter Sunday with more than 12,000 people travelling throughout the day, a 33% increase in departing passengers compared to the same time last Sunday (24th March).