COVID-19 impact on public mobility

How much decline in passenger traffic has been recorded at the national airports?

In August 2020, over 2.2 million passengers travelled to and from the five largest Dutch airports. This is 71 percent less than in August 2019. The number was even lower in June (over 526 thousand) and July (nearly 1.7 million). In August, slightly fewer than 1.9 million passengers travelled via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and 295 thousand passengers via Eindhoven Airport. In July, these numbers were more than 1.3 million and nearly 258 thousand respectively. At Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport and Groningen Eelde Airport, passenger traffic stood at 93 thousand in August. These airports processed 8.4 thousand passengers in June. Read more

How is goods transport developing?

In May, June and July 2020, there were predominantly fewer transport movements in inland waterway, rail, road and maritime transport than one year previously. More information on a weekly basis can now be found on the new dashboard 'Snelle indicatoren Goederenvervoer’ (rapid indicators for goods transport). It shows the number of movements for inland shipping, aviation, rail, road and maritime transport. Where possible, information on weight transported (tonnages or container units) and tonne-kilometres can also be found here. This information will be supplemented over time. This dashboard was created in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis (KiM), Panteia, Rijkswaterstaat, ProRail, the National Data Warehouse for Traffic Information (NDW), Schiphol, Royal Dirkzwager and the port companies of Amsterdam, Groningen, Moerdijk, Rotterdam and Zeeland.

How much has the use of public transport declined?

In the latter half of March 2020 the daily number of public transport check-ins dropped by almost 90 percent, relative to a similar day in 2019. On 31 March 2020, there were 530 thousand check-ins, against 4.75 million on an average Tuesday in 2019. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the use of public transport has been restricted to necessary travel only, e.g. by key workers.

What were the most popular destinations for departures from a national airport in Q2 2020?

In the months of April, May and June, a total of over 880 thousand passengers travelled by air between the Netherlands and a destination abroad. Nearly 17 percent flew to and from the Americas, while slightly over 12 percent travelled to and from Asia. Almost 70 percent (613 thousand travellers) stayed within Europe. Passenger traffic within Europe was busiest between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom with a share of 12.1 percent. Germany and Spain followed with shares of 9.3 and 8.1 percent respectively. Read more