Eindhoven Airport (EIN/EHEH)

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City of (man-made) light: Today 'Philipstown' is hub for hi-tech businesses, many spun-off, others attacted by Eindhoven's technological 'Brainport' magnetism. Constant airport improvements will see Golden Tulip open a new hotel on top of the terminal in early 2013.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

Internationally renowed in sport: Founded and sponsored by Philips, PSV Eindhoven is a dominant club in the Dutch league and has won the national title 21 times.

  • EIN is The Netherlands’ second largest and fastest growing airport
  • 19% of all passengers are originating from Belgium
  • EIN is the main airport for the Brainport Eindhoven Region
  • Brainport Eindhoven Region is the industrial high-tech heart of the Netherlands founded on technology and design.
  • Companies in Brainport Eindhoven Region are responsible for nearly a third of all Dutch spending on research and development.
  • Brainport Eindhoven Region is home to leading campuses like the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, the Eindhoven University of Technology Campus and the High Tech Automotive Campus Helmond, with Health Technology Park Veldhoven, Philips Healthcare Campus in Best, Food Technology Park Brainport Helmond, and TU/e (Eindhoven University of Technology) Science Park in the development phase.
  • Some of the best touristic features of The Netherlands are situated in the Eindhoven Region, such as “De Efteling” – the prize-winning amusement park.

A high-tech environment is fostered by Eindhoven's local authorities working with local businesses and educational institues under the 'Brainport' banner. About half of all Dutch innovations are patented within the catchment of Brainport.

Marketing and other support

  • Eindhoven Airport has an incentive program in place. This “Incentive and Reward System Airlines” (IRSA) offers new and existing airlines flexible discounts based on aircraft capacity and route frequency.
  • IRSA complies with the EC market economy investor principle (MEIP).
  • Eindhoven Airport will also offer marketing support based on the airline’s needs.

The world's smartest catchment: Owing to the region's heavy focus on science and technology the Intelligent Community Forum named Eindhoven's 'Brainport' as the Intelligent Community of the Year 2011. Around 20% of passengers are sourced from neighbouring Belgium.

Catchment Area

  • 30 min catchment area: 1.5 million
  • 60 min catchment area: 7.6 million
  • 120 min catchment area: 38.5 million inhab

Philips is not the only player: Eindhoven-based DAF supplies trucks to the world and in April 2012 announced it will build a new €30 million parts distribution centre serving 1,000 global dealerships.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • EIN doesn’t offer heavy freight opportunities, but it does have plenty of industrial impact on passenger traffic opportunities.
Eindhoven Airport

Winner of a 2011 anna.aero ANNIE for the fastest growing airport in Europe category, Eindhoven Airport continued to grow 23% in 2011.


  • EIN is located 5km northwest of the City of Eindhoven. Other major cities in the primary catchment area are Tilburg, Breda, Hertogenbosch, Venlo, Roermond and Utrecht in The Netherlands and Hasselt, Turnhout and Antwerp in Belgium.
  • EIN is located directly on highway A2 and in the direct vicinity of highways A50, A58 and A67 making EIN very easy reachable from all directions (including Belgium).
  • EIN has a direct bus link to the central rail station in the City of Eindhoven and within just a few  years it will have an intercity station in the vicinity of the airport.

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Runways (number and length): 1, 3000 meters, both sides ILS equipped
  • Slot Coordinated?: Yes (via Airport Coordination Netherlands)
  • Operating hours: Mon-Fri 06.45-22.45, Sat 08.00-20.00, Sun 10.00-22.00. From 2013 onwards, operating hours will be seven days per week 07.00-00.00.
  • One passenger terminal built in 2005, capacity up to 2.5 million passengers. Construction works for an extension of the terminal have already started. New capacity as of Spring 2013 will be 5 million passengers.
  • Min. connect time: 20 minutes
  • Other relevant Infrastructure & Operations details: Specialised in short turnaround for 737/A320 equipment, also high quality handling of all other aircraft types.

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • Construction works for terminal extension will be completed in the beginning of 2013 increasing annual capacity to 5 million passengers.
  • EIN together with Golden Tulip Hotels are building an 3-star hotel on top of the terminal. Start of the hotel operation is planned in the beginning of 2013.
  • New highway exit “Airport North” is planned on highway A2 and Intercity railway station “Eindhoven Airport” is also planned in the upcoming years.

Vital statistics

2011 figures

  • Passengers: 2.1 million (2010), 2.7 million (2011), 3 million expected in 2012
  • Freight: None.
  • Largest carriers: Transavia, Wizzair and Ryanair.

The airport is keen to welcome services to many of Europe’s capitals.