Used this airport to catch a flight on 24-12-2012 to the Isles of Scilly. Being the first flight of the day it wasn't busy when I arrived. Facilities are limited being a provincial airport, Café Republic coffee shop with overpriced food & drink in the check-in area & departure lounge was about it. The worst part of the airport is the so called Airport Development Fee, or as I called it, SDP, Shareholders Dividend Payment. All passengers are charged £5 just for using the airport. I think this payment is more to replace the lost revenue after some airlines stopped using the airport. Be aware your ADF ticket is issued from a different slot than your payment receipt and if you don't have your ADC ticket they will not accept your payment receipt. Although I was informed later that certain airlines stopped using this airport because of the ADF. The check-in staff were friendly and helpful especially as extra flights were flying this Christmas Eve due to the earlier cancellation of many flights on previous days, this being caused by bad weather.
Security was unbelievable, ridiculously thorough for a 30 minute domestic flight, even a youngster's iPad was tested for explosives. Pure jobsworth.
My wife used this airport a week before me and was not pleased at all with the draconian treatment she received.