London most popular destination from Eindhoven Airport again
London is still the most popular destination by far among travellers using Eindhoven Airport. The number of passengers departing from Eindhoven for this metropolis grew by no less than 22% last year in comparison with 2018. More than one-quarter of travellers to this destination were travelling for business. Almost 60% named leisure as their reason for travel and almost 20% to visit friends and/or family. Budapest (2) continues to be a popular destination too. Last year, this city attracted an additional 11% of passengers from Eindhoven Airport than it had done in 2018 (26% business, 51% leisure, 23% visiting friends and/or family). Last year, Malaga (3) attracted 4% more travellers than it had done in 2018 (primarily leisure). The figures above were obtained from research carried out by Markteffect (October 2019).
Of all of the destinations possible to travel to from Eindhoven Airport, London and Budapest have the best balance in the reasons for travel. It has also been found that local weather conditions barely affect the frequency of travel to these two destinations. What is more, they attract significantly more incoming passengers than any other destinations travelled to from Eindhoven Airport. At London Stansted, 16% of passengers were incoming (in 2019: more than 50,000 passengers, while 19% were incoming at Budapest (in 2019: more than 55,000 passengers).
Krakow is a new addition to the top 10 destinations served by Eindhoven Airport, following a significant increase in the number of flights to this city (74% more in 2019 than in 2018). It is the only destination to which Ryanair, Transavia and WizzAir (the three biggest airlines at Eindhoven Airport) all fly from Eindhoven Airport. A total of 84% of passengers travel to Krakow for leisure purposes, showing that passengers have discovered it as a holiday and/or city-break destination.
After London, Budapest and Malaga, the top 10 destinations are Alicante, Faro, Valencia, Lisbon, Krakow, Ibiza and Palma. The number of destinations served by Eindhoven Airport grew by two to 89 in 2019 (19 of which are capital cities). Last year, the Pobeda, Pegasus, SunExpress, Freebird and Laudamotion airlines all started to use Eindhoven Airport too.
Figures for 2019 show that the seat occupancy rate of aircraft at Eindhoven Airport has increased again. This was 88.8% last year, a particularly high percentage for the airline industry. This figure was 88.5% and 86.2% respectively in 2018 and 2017. The airlines that fly to/from Eindhoven Airport have successfully decreased the number of unoccupied seats on their flights for many years now.
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Eindhoven Airport remains open; air traffic decreasedAir traffic from/to Eindhoven Airport continued to decrease due to the corona pandemic. The airport will remain open to ensure passenger flights, often for repatriation purposes, can continue to operate. For air traffic to and from Eindhoven Airport, this means that in the week from 30 March to 6 April to further notice airlines Ryanair and WizzAir will continue to serve a few destinations in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and the United Kingdom. Special entry and exit conditions apply, of course...
Eindhoven Airport remains open; operations limitedEindhoven Airport is scaling back its operations due to the sharp decline in air traffic caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The airport will remain open to ensure passenger flights, often for repatriation purposes, can continue to operate. For air traffic to and from Eindhoven Airport, this means that in the week from 23 until 29 March and until further notice, airlines Ryanair and WizzAir will continue to serve 28 destinations in Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania...
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Covered walkways to and from planes for Eindhoven AirportEindhoven Airport is ready to undergo its next major quality upgrade. Construction will start before the summer on a new, modern-design covered gallery on the walkways of the airport apron. This means that passengers will stay dry when boarding or disembarking from their flight. Whatever the weather conditions, the new 600-metre structure offers protection for all passengers, making travelling to and out of Eindhoven Airport an even more comfortable experience. What's more, the gallery offer...
Eindhoven Airport and the corona virusEindhoven Airport is prepared and keeps a close eye on developments regarding the corona virus. We have daily contact with local authorities such as the Gezondheidsdienst (Municipal Health Services, or GGD) and Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, or RIVM) about the situation and measures currently being taken.
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.