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New eight-part documentary series ‘Mega Air’ starring East Midlands Airport to air on Dave

A new documentary series will feature team members at East Midlands Airport as film crews go behind the scenes of the airport’s cargo operation.

During the eight-part series viewers will get an insight into how an airport is kept running 24 hours a day, 365 years a year.

Called Mega Air, the first documentary will be aired on Dave later this month.

East Midlands Airport has been chosen for the starring TV role as it is one of the busiest dedicated cargo airports in the UK, second only to Heathrow.  

Companies such as DHL, FedEx and Royal Mail are based at the airport and many others operate flights from there.

The filming took place between October 2018 and March this year and featured key members of the East Midlands Airport team as they carried out their duties.  

As a snapshot into the programme, viewers can expect to see how wildlife on the airfield is controlled, a fire training drill and overnight runway repairs. 

Ioan Reed-Aspley, spokesperson for East Midlands Airport, said: “We’re really proud to be a key focus of Mega Air. 

“From the moment the producers first saw the cargo operation they were sold on the idea of filming at EMA.

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“The mix of traffic coming in and out of the airport combined with the scale of the operation really appealed to them. 

“This documentary brings to life some of the daily challenges that our dedicated team face keeping the 24-hour operation running ensuring that both people and goods can fly in and out every day of the year.”

The series will start on Dave at 2pm on Saturday October 26.


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