Aviation not yet at 2019 level in Q2
|2019 (x million)||2020 (x million)||2021 (x million)||2022 (x million)|
Of the nearly 127 thousand commercial flights in Q2 2022, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol processed 86 percent.
In this period, 4.9 million people travelled via Schiphol Airport, i.e. 22 percent less than in Q2 2019 (19 million). The airport also processed over 16 percent fewer flights in this period.
The numbers of travellers who flew via Eindhoven Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport are nearing pre-pandemic levels. In Q2 2022, a total of 1.8 million people travelled via Eindhoven Airport, nearly 94 percent of the number in Q2 2019. Rotterdam The Hague Airport handled more than 92 percent of the passengers relative to three years previously.
Maastricht Aachen Airport and Groningen Airport Eelde transported fewer passengers in Q2 2022 compared to Q2 2019.
|Flights (% change relative to Q2 2019)||Passengers (% change relative to Q2 2019)|
|Amsterdam Airport Schiphol||-16.3||-21.9|
|Rotterdam The Hague Airport||-4.4||-7.6|
|Maastricht Aachen Airport||-18.2||-56.2|
|Groningen Airport Eelde||-65.9||-59.2|
More cargo carried on passenger flights
In Q2 2022, nearly 381 thousand tonnes of cargo were transported by air. This is over 8 percent less than in Q2 2019. Schiphol Airport accounted for nearly 93 percent of air cargo transportation, while Maastricht Aachen Airport was responsible for the remaining part.
Of all goods carried by air in Q2 2022, 66 percent was carried on cargo flights and 34 percent on passenger flights. In Q2 2019, these shares were 57 percent and 43 percent, respectively. In the second quarters of 2020 and 2021, when there were far fewer passenger flights departing due to the coronavirus measures, 12 and 31 percent respectively of the goods were carried on passenger flights. With air passenger traffic increasing again, more goods are also being carried on passenger flights.
|Passenger flights (x 1,000 tonnes)||Cargo flights (x 1,000 tonnes)|
- StatLine - Aviation; monthly figures of Dutch airports
- News release - Over 10 million air passengers in Q1 2022
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