Schiphol and Eindhoven books record number of passengers
Schiphol airport and the airport of Eindhoven were in the third quarter both a record number of passengers over the floor.
At Schiphol airport, the number of travelers compared to a year earlier, with almost 8 percent to 18.6 million. In the smaller Eindhoven ran the hustle and bustle 15 percent to over 1.5 million passengers.
According to the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) is evident from the figures that the Dutch airports their strong growth of recent years to continue.
Flying there for six years, every quarter more passengers to and from the Netherlands than in the same quarter a year before. The summer is the period in which most of the travelers are transported.
Nationwide, there were last quarter and 20.8 million passengers handled, a small 8 percent more than a year earlier. The regional airports in Rotterdam, Groningen and Maastricht saw their passenger numbers have decreased.
Especially in Maastricht, it was relatively a large decline. By the elimination of a number of destinations received Maastricht only 49.0000 passengers to process, while in the third quarter of last year, nearly 75,000 were.
The statistical agency reports that Schiphol airport in the months of July, August and september, more air cargo processed. The amount of cargo came on an annual basis, 1.7 percent higher at 416 thousand tons. In Maastricht, on the other hand, the existence of a sharp downturn in freight transport, with 42 percent to 6600 tonnes.
This was mainly due to the departure of an airline, which, among other things, flights to and from South America have been lost. Because there is in the province of Limburg are relatively few companies that had a large impact on the total handling.