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Eindhoven Airport

Eindhoven Airport (IATA: EIN, ICAO: EHEH) is an airport located 7.6 km (4.7 mi) west of Eindhoven, Netherlands. In terms of the number of served passengers it is the second largest airport in the Netherlands, with 5.7 million passengers in 2017 (well behind Schiphol, which serves more than 68 million passengers). The airport is used by both civilian and military traffic.

Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Air Base
Vliegbasis Eindhoven
(Advanced Landing Ground B-78)
Flughafen Eindhoven Logo.svg
Eindhoven Airport
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Schiphol Group (51%)
Operator Eindhoven Airport N.V.
RNLAF Vliegbasis Eindhoven
Serves Eindhoven, Netherlands
Hub for Transavia
Focus city for Ryanair
Elevation AMSL 74 ft / 23 m
Coordinates 51°27′00″N
Website eindhovenairport.com
EHEH is located in Netherlands

Location of Eindhoven Airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,000 9,842 Tarmac
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 5,656,000 19%
Aircraft movements 36.400 11%


Early years

Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport

The former airport building.

The airport was founded in 1932 as a grass strip under the name Vliegveld Welschap (Welschap Airfield). In 1939 the airfield was acquired for use by the Air Force, as concerns over a military conflict with Germany increased. The airfield was quickly captured by German forces during the Battle of the Netherlands and re-used by them under the name Fliegerhorst Eindhoven. The airfield was expanded and improved by the Germans, with three paved runways and numerous hangars and support buildings being constructed.

The airfield was captured by American paratroopers during Operation Market Garden. Damage to the airfield was repaired and the airfield was re-used as an Advanced Landing Ground by both US and British forces under the designation B-78.

The airfield was returned to the Royal Netherlands Air Force in 1952. It was home to Republic F-84G Thunderjet, Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, Northrop NF-5A/B and finally the General Dynamics F-16A/B Fighting Falcon. 316 Squadron flew the F-16 and was inactivated in April 1994.

Development since the 1980s

In 1984 a terminal building for civilian air traffic was constructed, based on a design of Leo de Bever. After the end of the Cold War, Eindhoven was transformed into a military transport base. Initially it was home to F27-300M Troopshipaircraft. Over the years to come, Fokker 50, Fokker 60, McDonnell Douglas KC-10, Lockheed C-130 Hercules and Gulfstream IV aircraft were stationed at the air base. The Fokker aircraft have been retired.

On 15 July 1996, a Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules crashed at the airport – known as the Herculesramp (Hercules disaster). The plane caught fire and in the intense heat, 34 people died. As a result of communication problems within the emergency services the fire services were not aware that the C130 carried many passengers, which likely caused more people to die than if the emergency services had known about this.

On the civilian side, the airport has continued to grow and is now the second largest airport in the Netherlands. To accommodate this, in early 2012 work to further expand Eindhoven airport was started. Now, there is a 120-room Tulip Inn Hotel.


Passenger facilities available include: exchange office, lost property office, luggage lockers, baby changing area, health centre and various shops. A business centre is available too. There are 1,500 parking spaces for long and short term parking.


  • 334 Squadron with McDonnell Douglas KC-10, Gulfstream IV
  • 336 Squadron with Lockheed C-130
  • 940 Maintenance Support Squadron
  • 941 Miscellaneous Support Squadron
  • Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  • European Air Transport Command

From 1 July 2007, Eindhoven, is the location of the Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE), a merger of the former European Airlift Centre (EAC), established by the European Air Group, and the Sea-lift Coordination Centre (SCC). MCCE is a non NATO/non European military organization. MCCE is an organization open to all Governments whose membership is accepted by all the others participant nations, regulated by a specific legal technical agreement. The Mission of the MCCE is to coordinate the use of Air Transport, Surface Transport (sea and land) and Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) capabilities between participating Nations and thereby improve the overall efficiency of the use of owned or leased assets of the national military organizations. The Centre’s main focus will be on strategic movements, but not excluding operational and tactical movements.

From September 2010 Eindhoven Airport is also hosting the European Air Transport Command, composed of seven European nations who share aerial military assets in a single operative command. EATC will play leading role on the A400M standardization process.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Antalya
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Ryanair Agadir (begins 17 july 2018), Alicante, Athens (begins 4 September 2018), Bergamo, Bologna, Bratislava, Brindisi, Catania, Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro, Fes, Girona, Gran Canaria, Kraków, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Murcia, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Prague, Reus, Riga (begins 1 July 2018), Rome–Ciampino, Seville, Sofia, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Treviso, Valencia, Warsaw–Modlin
Seasonal: Alghero, Chania, Corfu, Ibiza
Transavia Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Copenhagen, Faro, Gran Canaria, Kraków (begins 9 October 2018), Lanzarote, Lisbon, Málaga, Marrakesh, Nice, Prague, Seville, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tenerife–South, Valencia
Seasonal: Alanya, Antalya, Heraklion, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Rijeka (begins 5 July 2018), Salzburg
Seasonal charter: Corfu, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Zakynthos
TUI fly Belgium Nador, Oujda
TUI fly Netherlands Gran Canaria, Tenerife–South (begins 24 September 2018)
Seasonal: Antalya, Hurghada (begins 2 November 2018), Kos, Ohrid, Sharm El Sheikh (begins 2 November 2018), Tivat
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen, Gdańsk, Iași (begins 8 July 2018), Katowice, Kaunas, Lublin, Poznań, Riga, Skopje, Sofia, Tuzla, Varna, Vienna (begins 2 July 2018), Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław


Busiest Routes from Eindhoven Airport (2016)
Rank Airport Passengers 2016
1 London Stansted Airport 276.380
2 Budapest Airport 247.638
3 Alicante Airport 218.068
4 Malaga Airport 212.062
5 Faro Airport 165.973
Source: ec.europa.eu

Ground transport

Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport.

Check-in area at Eindhoven Airport.

Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport.

Lines 400 and 401.

Eindhoven Airport is located just off the A2 motorway which offers direct connections to the west and south of the country, including the cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht and Maastricht. The airport is also served by two of Eindhoven’s electric bus routes.

  • Line 400 is a shuttle bus service line that connects the airport to its main railway station.
  • Line 401 is a bus rapid transit line that connects the airport to Eindhoven’s city centre and its main railway station.
  • Line 20 connects Best railway station and the town of Best with Eindhoven Airport. Also connects the airport with the town of Veldhoven and the High Tech Campus of Eindhoven.
  • Line 10 connects the Eindhoven railway station, the district of Strijp-T (connecting with the Eindhoven Strijp-S railway station), and the Nieuw Acht Industrial Complex with Eindhoven Airport.
Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport.

Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport.

Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport.


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General Info
Country Netherlands
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 51.450139
51° 27' 00.50" N
Longitude 5.374528
005° 22' 28.30" E
Elevation 74 feet
23 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

Opr HO
Opr HO
Opr HO
Opr HO
Opr HO

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 9843 x 148 feet
3000 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB EHN EINDHOVEN - 397 1.3 NM 216.6

Oil O-147, MIL L 6085A Lubrication Oil, Instrument Synthetic

O-148, MIL L 7808 (Synthetic Base), Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine
Other Fluids PRESAIR, Air Compressors rated 3,000PSI or more

LHOX, Low and high pressure oxygen servicing

LOX, Liquid oxygen servicing

OX, Indicates oxygen servicing when type of servicing is unknown
28v DC 25 amp, 115/208v AC 15kva 400hz 3 phase 4 wire

56kw 28v DC 700-1500 amp

A-GEAR RAG avbl on 20min PN.
JASU 1(DSA 150) 1(ST-56)
OIL 0-147-148-156
OPR HOURS Opr 0545-2145Z++ Mon-Fri, 0700-1900Z++ Sat, 0900-2100Z++ Sun/Hol.
RSTD 24 hr PPR.
RWY Rpt LDA Rwy 04-22 9022'.

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