UPS is planning to invest more than £100 million in the construction of a new parcel sorting and delivery complex at East Midlands Airport (EMA), according to local media reports.
EMA is already UPS’s biggest air hub in the UK and its second largest in Europe after Cologne.
UPS’s spokesperson confirmed that planning permission had been submitted for expansion of their operations at the East Midlands Airport. However the planning stage is not finalised yet, so they were not able to provide further details.
EMA is the UK’s busiest “pure cargo” airport and second to Heathrow, handling over 320,000 tonnes of flown cargo every year. It serves as UK hub for DHL as well as providing support operations for TNT and Royal Mail.