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Eindhoven Airport achieves 20% growth in Q1 of 2015

Eindhoven, 9th April 2015

Eindhoven Airport increased passenger numbers in Q1 by 20% compared to the first three months of 2014. During the period from January to the end of March, the airport served 814,000 passengers – 135,000 more than over the same period in 2014. Flight movements for the period are up 9% to 6,200 flight movements between January and the end of March 2015. This figure equalled 5,691 for Q1 of 2014.

Eindhoven Airport anticipates a total growth of 7% in 2015, which equates to 4.2 million passengers (2014: 3.9 million passengers). The number of flight movements anticipated for 2015 is approximately 30,200 (2014: 28,909 flight movements).

The 20% rise in passenger numbers in Q1 is thanks to the introduction of ten new destinations in Q1 of 2015. The number of destinations served from the airport is now 64 compared to 54 in 2014. The average flight occupancy rate also increased, from 119 passengers per flight in 2014 to 131 in 2015.

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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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