More passengers, more plane movements, more destinations and higher occupancy rate per flight
Eindhoven Airport has had 12% more passengers in the first quarter than in the first three months of 2017. In the period January through March, 1,238,000 passengers used the airport, 132,000 more passengers than in the first three months of 2017, when there were 1,106,000 passengers.
Passenger growth is the result of frequency increases, an increase in the occupancy rate per flight and more destinations. The average occupancy rate in the first three months of 2018 was 151 passengers per aircraft, compared to 144 in the first three months of 2017.
The growth in the number of movements in this period was 6%, with 8200 movements in January through March 2018 (compared with 7700 in the first quarter of 2017).
For the whole of 2018, Eindhoven Airport expects to realise a growth of approximately 10% compared to 2017, to 6.2 million passengers (2017: 5.7 million). The number of aircraft movements in 2018 is expected to be approximately 39,500, an 8% increase compared to 2017, when there were still 36,500 movements.