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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 is the second largest airport in the Netherlands with over 6 million passengers in 2018. The airport serves Brainport region and connects it with Europe and makes the region internationally accessible in balance with surroundings. The convenience for the passenger comes from the airport Álways Easy’ strategy. Flights depart from Eindhoven Airport to over 80 destinations. Speed and the total airport experience are its added values. With 2000 direct jobs the airport has grown into one of the region's largest employers. Business responsibility is part of our DNA. Continuously we pay attention to the balance between international connectivity, the environment, sustainability and the quality of live. The owners of Eindhoven Airport NV are the Schiphol Group, the province Noord-Brabant and Eindhoven city.

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