Saturday 17 August 2019

Nearly eight million people flew via Dutch airports last year


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. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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