Saturday 17 August 2019

Nearly eight million people flew via Dutch airports last year

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Nearly eight million passengers moved through airports in the Netherlands last year, a rise of 4.5% on 2017, according to new figures from national statistics agency CBS.

Schiphol was by far the most popular airport, with 71 million people arriving and departing, up 3.7% on a year ago. Eindhoven processed 6.2 million passengers, up 9.4% on 2017.

Rotterdam airport saw its passenger numbers rise 10% while Groningen Eelde and Maastricht Aachen added 13% and 64% more passengers respectively.

The more limited growth at Schiphol is due to government restrictions on the number of take-offs and landings at the airport, which is currently limited to 500,000 a year.

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