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.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.