Moderate increase in passengers, scarce growth in flight movements during first quarter of 2019
Figures for quarter one of this year show that the number of passengers at Eindhoven Airport grew moderately during the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year. Reaching 1.28 million, the number of passengers grew by 3% compared to the first quarter of 2018 (1.24 million). In the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, passenger growth was at 12%.
The number of flight movements during the first quarter of this year barely saw any growth: 8,211 flight movements, an increase of 0.1% (on quarter one of 2018: 8,204 flight movements). The year prior, the increase in the number of flight movements equalled 6% compared to quarter one of 2017.
Passenger growth during the first three months of 2019 is primarily a result of improved occupancy rates per flight. The average occupancy rate for the first three months of 2019 equals 164 passengers per flight (quarter one of 2018: average 159 passengers). The number of flight movements during the first quarter is slightly lower than anticipated due to Ryanair's previously announced decision to close its base at Eindhoven Airport. As of the summer season, the space freed-up will be occupied fully by the other airlines.
Joost Meijs, Managing Director/CEO of Eindhoven Airport comments: “The figures for the first three months of this year confirm the moderation in growth that Eindhoven Airport announced last year for 2019 and 2020.”
In 2018, Eindhoven Airport advised it would be moderating the growth in the number of flight movements in 2019 to over 41 thousand instead of the permitted 43 thousand. This prediction still stands. The total number of passengers for the full 12 months of 2019 is anticipated to surpass 6.5 million.
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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.