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1st Eindhoven Airport Run a huge success

Eindhoven, 6 April 2014

At precisely 11.00 hrs, on Sunday, 6 April, Joost Helms, the Eindhoven City Council Member, whose portfolio includes sport and mobility, and Joost Meijs, Managing Director of Eindhoven Airport fired the starting pistol for the first Eindhoven Airport Run. With approximately 1,500 people taking part over two distances, 5 or 12.5 kilometres, this first Eindhoven Airport Run was sold out. Each contestant's starting number gave them a chance of winning one of thirty prizes, which included flight tickets, hotel accommodations, gift tokens, perfume, consumer electronics, a guided tour of the airport for 15 people, sauna visits, surprise packets, suitcases and restaurant vouchers.

The organisers of the Eindhoven Airport Run, Eindhoven Airport N.V. and the Eindhoven Marathon Foundation, look back with satisfaction on a successful event and are already thinking about staging the second Eindhoven Airport Run in 2015.

“Eindhoven Airport wants to be a business organisation that fits within the local environment in which people live and work. It was great to be able to involve them in another way than normal flying. Today, we saw a fantastic sports event in and around the airport together with them„ Joost Meijs, Managing Director of Eindhoven Airport
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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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