The Brabant faction of political party CDA joined the call for a intercity train station at the rapidly growing Eindhoven Airport. According to the party, the train station would not only improve accessibility to the airport, but also to the larger region around it, Omroep Brabant reports.
Last year Dutch airports broke the 70 million mark in passengers transported for the first time, compared to 64.6 million passengers in 2015. Schiphol Airport accounted for the bulk of these passengers, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.
Many Dutch traveling to and from work will be able to cast their votes in the parliamentary elections en route. A record number of polling stations were set up at train stations, thanks to a joint effort by NS, ProRail and the municipalities. There are also various polling stations at airports, for Dutch traveling abroad, including at Schiphol and Eindhoven Airport.
In the third quarter of this year, Schiphol and Eindhoven airport both accommodated a record number of passengers, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released. At Schiphol 18.6 million passengers crossed the floor, an 8 percent increase compared to the same quarter last year. Eindhoven had 1.5 million passengers, a 15 percent increase.
According to Statistics Netherlands, these two Dutch airports have seen an increase in passenger each quarter for the past six years.
Several hundred passengers were evacuated from Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday morning after the discovery of an unattended bag. Dogs trained to sniff out explosives were deployed. The bag contained nothing suspicious and the airport was opened again, AD reports.
The evacuation did lead to delays for football team PSV, who was scheduled to travel to Madrid for a Champons League match against Atletico Madrid. Their plane was scheduled for departure 15 minutes after the evacuation ocurred.
The fathers of missing Dutch teens Femke Lucas and Sam Bruijs are in Spain helping the local authorties look for their daughters. There are now indications that the two 16-year-old girls are no longer in Malaga, but in Marbella, some 60 km away, Omroep Brabant reports based on information from a spokesperson for the famiies.
Two 16-year-old Dutch girls have been missing since Tuesday. The authorities believe that Femke Lucas and Sam Bruijs from Bergen op Zoom took a bus to Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday and then flew to Malaga in southern Spain. They were last seen there on surveillance camera footage, Omroep Brabant reports.
Why the two girls suddenly decided to go to Spain remains a mystery, for the police and their families. At this stage the police believe that the two aren't in any trouble, but they are taking the matter seriously.
A British fugitive was arrested in Amsterdam on Tuesday and handed over to the Koninklijke Marechaussee at Eindhoven airport, who sees him as a suspect in an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. The 27-year-old Brit is wanted for violation of the Opium and Firearms Acts, the police said in a statement.
Four people - a married couple from Sittard and a mother and daughter from Schiedam - were arrested at Eindhoven Airport on August 5th on suspicion of drug trafficking, presumably to Denmark, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday.
A couple from Etten-Leur was arrested at Eindhoven airport on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of money laundering, the police said in a statement on their website. The 51-year-old man is a "prominent member of outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah", according to the police.
A 66 year old man from Vlissingen was arrested on Monday after claiming to have a bomb at a security check at Eindhoven airport, the Koninklijke Marechaussee reports on Facebook.
"Necessary security measures" are being taken on all Dutch airports following attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning. The Ministerial Committee for Crisis Management is holding an emergency meeting in The Hague on the situation. Prime Minster Mark Rutte as well as Dick Schoof, the national counterterrorism coordinator, will attend the meeting.
Travelers arriving or departing from Schiphol on Monday can expect delays and cancellations caused by air traffic controllers striking in France
Air traffic at Eindhoven Airport was brought to a standstill on Wednesday morning due to an incident on the runway. A business airplane's tire blew out around 8:00 a.m. Air traffic was only restarted around 11:45 a.m.
Eindhoven Airport is building a new baggage hall to compensate for the growth anticipated at the airport. In October last year the airport was given the green-light to increase the number of flights to 43 thousand a year.
A record number of 58.2 million people traveled through Schiphol Airport in 2015, the Schiphol Group announced on Monday. That is a 6 percent increase compared to 2014
Dutch travelers are increasingly opting for budget airlines on their travels. More than 33 percent of all passengers going through a Dutch airport last year traveled with a cheap airline like Transavia, Ryanair or Easyjet, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.
Two Serbian men were arrested at Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday last week in connection with robberies in Germany and Austria respectively, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday.
Eindhoven airport will be closed down between May 30th and June 15th next year for the renovation of the airport's runway. This means that no civil or military aircraft will be able to takeoff or land at the airport during those two weeks, Eindhoven Dagblad reports.
The dense fog in the Netherlands is on Monday morning is not only affecting motorists, but also the air traffic. A number of airports have cancelled or delayed departing flights throughout the morning. Travelers are advised to check airports' websites or apps before heading to the airports.
Eindhoven airport has been given the go-ahead to increase the number of flights taking-off and landing to 43,000 per year. The increase was approved after evaluations showed that the airport kept its agreement to reduce the noise disturbance. The airport is now allowed 15,000 additional movements until 2020.
New figures released by the airport in Eindhoven show an 11-percent increase in passengers over the first nine months of this year. Through September, 3,375,402 passengers used the airport, a gain of 323,402 over the same period last year.
Arkefly will not be allowed to make flights between Eindhoven and Aruba and Curacao. The government wants flights with increased risk of drug smuggling to only go through airports with adequate control facilities. At this stage only Schiphol Airport has ample facilities for such flights.
Transavia and the Dutch Safety Board are investigating the bumpy landing of the Transavia flight from Spain to Rotterdam on Saturday. One of the things the investigations will look at is Eindhoven Airport's actions while the low on fuel plain was looking for somewhere to land