Airport had busiest quarter ever

This year, more than 1,9 people made their way through Eindhoven Airport in the three months between April and June. These numbers make its the busiest quarter the airport has ever had. This is according to recent figures released by the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics.

The number of travellers in the second quarter of 2019 increased by 12,5% compared to the same period last year. In real terms, this means in those three months, alone, over 200,000 more people took flights to and from Eindhoven Airport.

The number of flights in that same period also rose sharply compared to 2018. In total, 11.342 planes took off and landed at Eindhoven Airport. That is just under 1.380 more than between April and June last year.

Eindhoven Airport has a market share of 8,8 per cent. With this, it is still the second busiest airport in the Netherlands. However, despite its growth, it processes nowhere near as many passengers or flights as Schiphol, which is at No. 1, does.

New record

For the last several years, the third quarter has always been the busiest for Eindhoven Airport. It is so busy because of the summer holidays. It is, therefore, entirely possible that the current record for this quarter may be surpassed during the next quarter.

These figures put Eindhoven on track to reaching its maximum number of flights allowed this year. Earlier this month, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, announced that, until 2022, Eindhoven Airport may not process more than 41,500 flights per year.

Source: Omroep Brabant

Translator: Melinda Walraven

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