COVID-19 impact on public mobility

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

In May 2020, over 220 thousand passengers travelled through the five national airports. This is 97 percent down on May 2019. In April, this number was 133.8 thousand. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Eindhoven Airport processed 207.8 thousand and 12.1 thousand passengers respectively. At Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport and Groningen Eelde Airport, passenger traffic came to a virtual standstill in April and May.

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

Over 56 percent of the passengers flying from a national airport in April 2020 travelled to a destination within Europe, the most popular being the United Kingdom with 13.7 thousand and Germany with 11.9 thousand travellers. In both April 2019 and April 2020, the most popular destination outside of Europe was the United States. However, this year the number of US-bound travellers was only a fraction of the number last year, namely 18 thousand versus 554 thousand. Read more

What was the decline in the number of passengers flying to and from various countries in March?

The majority of passengers fly to and from the United Kingdom. In March, this number was down by 57 percent year-on-year. The number of passengers flying to and from Spain dropped by 53 percent. Passenger traffic to Italy was down by 67 percent in the first half of March year-on-year. In the second half, there was no air travel to this country at all. Read more

How is goods transport developing?

In April 2020, there were fewer transport movements 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.