London : The most popular destination from Eindhoven Airport, again
London is still by far the most popular destination for travelers from Eindhoven Airport.
The number of passengers from Eindhoven to this metropolis last year grew by no less than 22 percent compared to 2018. More than a quarter of the travelers to this destination had a business travel motive. Almost 60 percent cited leisure and almost 20 percent visits to friends / family as the reason for the flight. Budapest (2) also remains a popular destination. Last year this city attracted 11 percent more passengers from Eindhoven Airport than in 2018. (26% business, 51% leisure, 23% friends / family visits). Malaga (3) attracted four percent more travelers last year than in 2018 (mainly leisure). This is according to a study by Markteffect (October 2019).
Of the range of destinations offered by Eindhoven Airport, London and Budapest have the best balance in selected travel motives. The choice of these two destinations also shows that weather conditions on site hardly have any influence. It is also striking that London and Budapest attract significantly more incoming passengers than other destinations from Eindhoven Airport. At destination London Stansted, 16 percent of the passengers were incoming passengers (in 2019: more than 50,000). At Budapest, nineteen percent were incoming passengers (in 2019: more than 55,000 passengers).
Krakow is new in the top 10 destinations of Eindhoven Airport. The reason for this is the significantly increased number of flights to this city (74% more in 2019 than in 2018). Krakow is the only destination of Eindhoven Airport where both Ryanair and Transavia and WizzAir (the three largest airlines at Eindhoven Airport) fly. Of the passengers, 84% have leisure as a travel motive. This shows that passengers have discovered the city as a destination for a holiday and / or city trip.
In the top ten destinations come after London, Budapest and Malaga, Alicante, Faro, Valencia, Lisbon, Krakow, Ibiza and Palma. The number of destinations at Eindhoven Airport grew in 2019 by two to 89 (including 19 capital cities). Last year the airlines Pobeda, Pegasus, SunExpress, Freebird and Laudamotion also chose Eindhoven Airport.
Figures for 2019 show that the occupancy rate of the aircraft at Eindhoven Airport has increased again. This was 88.8 percent last year. That is particularly high in the aviation sector. In 2018 and 2017 it was 88.5 and 86.2 percent respectively. The airlines that fly from / at Eindhoven Airport have been succeeding for years in a row with fewer and fewer vacant seats.