Wednesday 21 April 2021

Air transport passengers and cargo down

Passenger and cargo transport via Dutch airports fell again in the first quarter of 2009, reports the national statistics office CBS on Monday.

Cargo volumes were down 27% and passenger numbers fell by 13% to 9.35 million in the first quarter of this year compared to the same 2008 period, said the CBS.
Cargo flights to and from China saw a 43% decrease in the first quarter while transport between the US and the Netherlands was down 28%.
But air transport to Kenya bucked the trend and was up 22% compared to a year earlier said the CBS.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.