Eindhoven Airport scrambled out of corona crisis last year

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Eindhoven Airport recovered part of the decline caused by corona in the second half of last year. This is apparent from the airport’s 2021 annual report presented on Thursday. The number of passengers using Eindhoven Airport last year was 28 percent higher than the year before. In 2021, 2.7 million passengers traveled through the airport, in 2020 there were 2.1 million.

The airport had more than 21,000 flight movements last year. That is 15 percent more than in 2020, when the airport had more than 18,800 flight movements. The number of destinations last year at 79 was equal to that of 2020.

“Eindhoven Airport has had a year with two faces,” the airport said. “The airport certainly experienced the negative consequences of the corona pandemic in the first half of 2021. The recovery started in the second half of the year as restrictions were lifted in many countries.”

Eindhoven Airport suffered a net loss of 2.3 million euros last year compared to 10.5 million in 2020. Due to the strongly increased number of passengers and flight movements from the summer, the airport’s revenue grew by 55 percent last year, from 23.3 million. euros in 2020 to 36.2 million in 2021.

“After a difficult time due to corona, we saw that recovery was started from the summer of 2021,” says CEO Roel Hellemons of Eindhoven Airport. “This year we see passenger numbers increasing in the run-up to the summer, but also further after that. We are preparing for this. A condition for the increase in the number of passengers is of course that responsible travel in Europe remains possible.”

Eindhoven Airport scrambled out of corona crisis last year
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