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Eindhoven Airport starts 2014 with 15% growth

Eindhoven, 2 April 2014

Eindhoven Airport saw the number of passengers grow by 15% over the first three months of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013. From January to the end of March it handled 682,000 passengers – 88,000 more than in the first quarter of 2013.

In January to March 2014, 671,000 passengers travelled on scheduled flights from and to 52 scheduled destinations. In 2013, the total was 585,000 passengers flying to and from 50 destinations, representing a 15% growth in this segment.

The number of charter flight passengers rose by 36% in the first quarter of 2014, to 10,000 from 7,300 in the same 2013 period.

The number of general aviation passengers fell by 19% (970 passengers in the first quarter of 2014 versus 1,190 in the same period last year).

During the period January to March 2014, there were 5,700 aircraft movements, which was 7% more than the 5,304 recorded in the same period in 2013.

Over the whole of 2014, Eindhoven Airport expects to achieve growth of 10%, reaching at least 3.7 million passengers (2013: 3.4 million passengers). The number of aircraft movements over 2014 will total 28,900 (2013: 26,508 aircraft movements).

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About Eindhoven Airport

Eindhoven Airport, with over 4 million passengers in 2015 the second largest airport in the Netherlands, boosts the business climate in the south of the Netherlands and is crucial to the region in achieving its ambitions. The airport is aiming for a broad portfolio of destinations. Flights depart from Eindhoven Airport to over 70 destinations. Speed and the total airport experience are its added values. Eindhoven Airport connects Brainport to Europe in particular and makes the region internationally accessible. With 1500 direct jobs the airport has grown into one of the region's largest employers. According to the agreements between national and regional stakeholders, Eindhoven Airport will have the space to grow to some 5.5 million passengers in 2020. The growth will be achieved with the support of the local community and within the frameworks of the Alders Opinion and the Dutch government's Air Travel Policy Document. Eindhoven Airport pursues an integrated policy for growth, the environment and sustainability.

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