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Dutch Prime Minister & Cora van Nieuwenhuizen visit Eindhoven Airport

Eindhoven, 10 May 2014

Today, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, number 2 on the list of VVD candidates in the European elections and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid a working visit to Eindhoven Airport. They were shown around by a group of airport staff headed by Managing Director Joost Meijs, and informed about the planned growth for the airport until 2020 and the approximately 1,000 additional jobs that will consequently be generated. The importance of Europe for the local economy and employment was also discussed.

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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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