Eindhoven Airport heads into the new year in good shape

Eindhoven Airport can look back on a successful year. Significant steps were taken to strengthen Eindhoven Airport's business operations. By expanding the terminal, hospitality and retail, the arrival of the hotel, increasing accessibility by means of a direct shuttle bus to and from the train station and the establishment of the home base for transavia.com and Ryanair respectively, Eindhoven Airport can better accommodate its passengers. Record numbers of flight movements and passengers were achieved. Eindhoven Airport is ahead of schedule in implementing the agreements in the Alders recommendation. For example: in 2013, a year ahead of schedule, the airport attained the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation, the first airport in the Benelux to do so. So-called Continuous Descent Approaches, a "green" landing procedure in which aircraft approach the airport on a glide path, were also extensively tested in 2013.

2013 was a record year and this is expected again in 2014 with new destinations such as Athens, Knock and Catania, with growth in the number of passengers and flight movements. Parking capacity will be expanded as a result of the growth in the number of passengers. This will include adding another 800 parking spaces to the Westfield grounds in Oirschot. Implementation of the Alders recommendation will also be in the spotlight in 2014 when tests start for a new departure route. In the context of desirable sustainability initiatives, a new ambition - "Zero Emission" - will be started up. In this manner, Eindhoven Airport will also remain one of Europe's leading airports in 2014. In addition, the Airport Decree is expected to go into effect in the summer. Its content is based on agreements in the Alders recommendation, which was embraced by the House of Representatives in 2011. In short, Eindhoven Airport also aims to be a healthy, energetic company with sensitivity to its surroundings in 2014.