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Eindhoven Airport achieves 16% growth in first three quarters of 2014

Eindhoven, 9th October 2014

Eindhoven Airport achieved a growth rate of 16% compared to 2013 after the first nine months of 2014. During the period from January to September, 3,052,000 passengers travelled through the airport: 425.000 more than during the same period in the previous year.

The increase in the number of flight movements for the period is 10%, at 22,525 flight movements between January and the end of September 2014. This figure was 20,480 for the first three quarters of 2013.

Eindhoven Airport estimates a total growth of 15% for the whole of 2014, reaching 3.9 million passengers (2013: 3.4 million passengers) – a positive adjustment with regard to the previous prediction of 3.8 million. The total number of flight movements over 2014 will amount to approximately 29,000 (2013: 26,508 flight movements).

The 16% rise in passenger numbers comes thanks to the introduction of five new destinations; 67 in total at quarter three of 2014 compared to 62 in 2013. In addition, both the average aircraft capacity and the occupancy rate per flight have risen with respect to 2013.

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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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