The site was purchased by a consortium of local government authorities in 1964, when a major programme of building work and runway investment was begun.The airfield was renamed East Midlands Airport to reflect the area it served, and it opened for passengers in April 1965. Go Fly established a hub at East Midlands, and the operation has been strengthened since the airline's absorption by easy Jet.So this got me thinking, is the term "cougar" empowering or offensive?Recently, Carnival Cruise lines jumped on the "cougar" bandwagon by offering their first international single cougar cruise.The cruise, organized by Singles Travel Company, set sail from California to Mexico for three nights was booked for 300 guests and even had a waiting list.'Cougar cruise' makes history After all, cougars are everywhere you turn these days. One of ABC's top prime-time hits is "Cougartown" with Courtney Cox-Arquette in the leading animalistic role.As long as you have a relationship with two mature consenting adults who find love with one another, why would I take issue with that? Older men have been dating younger women for years.I'm sure that every man in this situation would take issue with being called a "sugar daddy," so I have an issue with "cougar." The term implies that the older women are predators while the unsuspecting younger man is the prey.
There is of course Madonna, always the pioneer, who led the "cougar" rage years before the phenomenon began.Check back every week for her take on dating and relationships.(CNN) -- In the age of the "cougar," why is there not an equivalent term to describe men in their prime who date younger women?Passenger numbers peaked in 2008 at 5.6 million, but had declined to around 4.5 million in 2015 making it the 11th busiest airport in the UK by passenger traffic.A major air cargo hub, it was the second busiest UK airport for freight traffic in 2016 after London Heathrow.