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).
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