Dutch airports processed a record number of passengers this summer – almost 22.2 million in total – according to new figures from national statistics agency CBS.
That represents an overall increase in third-quarter air passenger numbers of 6.8%, the CBS said. Most passengers – 19.8 million – used Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. Schiphol’s busiest day was Friday, July 26 when 235,000 people either flew to or from the airport.
The 6.1% growth in Schiphol passenger numbers was outstripped by regional airports in Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Groningen and Maastricht. Maastricht in particular saw passenger numbers surge nearly 37% to over 67,000, due to the introduction of flights to Faro, Heraklion and Palma de Mallorca.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 16 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.