Number of air passengers continues to rise

Over 8.7 million passengers arrived at and departed from Dutch airports in the first three months of this year, 4% more than in the same period last year.

On average in the course of a year, nine out of ten passengers take off or land on scheduled flights. This proportion falls significantly in the holiday season, however. In the summer months of 2000, for example, one in five passengers took a charter flight.

Passengers on scheduled and charter flights, all Dutch airports

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More than half of the passengers landing and departing from Dutch airports travel to or from a country within the European Union. Flights to or from other countries in Europe accounted for 11% of passengers in the first quarter of 2000.

One in three people travel an intercontinental route. Flights between the Netherlands and America carried 17% of the passengers, flights to and from Asia 12%. Fewer than 1% of passengers to and from the Netherlands travel to or from Australia and New Zealand.

Passengers by origin/destination, all Dutch airports (1st quarter 2001)

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Huub Coninx