Eindhoven Air Base
(Advanced Landing Ground B-78)
|IATA: EIN – ICAO: EHEH|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Operator||Eindhoven Airport N.V.
RNLAF Vliegbasis Eindhoven
|Serves||Eindhoven, the Netherlands|
|Elevation AMSL||74 ft / 23 m|
|Aircraft movements (>6,000 kg max. start weight)||19.025|
|Source: AIP from AIS the Netherlands, Airport Facts & Figures|
Eindhoven Airport (IATA: EIN, ICAO: EHEH) is a regional (but international) airport located 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) west of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In terms of the number of served passengers it is the second largest airport in the Netherlands, with 2.98 million passengers in 2012 (well behind Schiphol, which serves more than 51 million passengers).
During World War II, it was extensively bombed. When construction started of the new Meerhoven district in the vicinity of the airport, many bombs were found and had to be defused.
Since Q1 2012, Eindhoven's airport expansion has started. The construction of the extension and redevelopment of Eindhoven Airport terminal and of a 120 room airport hotel is expected to finish in 2013.
Airlines and destinations
|Corendon Airlines||Seasonal: Antalya, Bodrum|
|Onur Air||Seasonal: Antalya, Izmir|
|Ryanair||Agadir, Alghero, Alicante, Bergamo, Bordeaux, Brindisi, Budapest, Chania , Dublin, Faro, Fez, Girona, Gran Canaria, Kraków, Lanzarote, London-Stansted, Málaga, Malta, Marrakech, Marseille, Pisa, Porto, Reus, Rome-Ciampino, Seville, Stockholm-Skavsta, Warsaw-Modlin
Seasonal: Carcassonne, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Trapani
|Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium||Seasonal: Lourdes|
|Transavia.com||Alicante, Barcelona, Berlin-Tegel, Bologna, Copenhagen, Faro, Ibiza, Istanbul Sahiba Gökçen, Lisbon, Madrid, Málaga, Naples, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Seasonal: Antalya, Bodrum, Corfu, Dalaman, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Innsbruck, Kos, Nador, Rhodes, Salzburg, Tenerife-South, Venice-Marco Polo 
|Wizz Air||Belgrade, Brno, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen, Gdańsk, Katowice, Riga, Sofia, Skopje, Vilnius, Warsaw-Modlin, Wroclaw|
Passenger facilities available include: Exchange office, Lost property office, Luggage lockers, Baby changing area and a Health centre. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge throughout the airport. A business lounge is available too. Major car rental companies have their offices here: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt. There are 1,500 parking spaces for long and short term parking.
- 334th Squadron with McDonnell Douglas KC-10, McDonnell Douglas DC-10, Gulfstream IV, Fokker 50
- 336th Squadron with C-130 Hercules
- 940th Maintenance Support Squadron
- 941st Miscellaneous Support Squadron
- MCCE (Movement Coordination Centre Europe)
- EATC (European Air Transportation 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 Sealift Coordination Centre (SCC). MCCE is a non NATO/ non European military organization. MCCE does not have a proper 'legal status', being an organization open to all Governments whose membership is accepted by all the others participant nations. 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 organisations. The Centre’s main focus will be on strategic movements, but not excluding operational and tactical movements. Participating MCCE countries are: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States of America. The Centre is staffed by 30 military and civilians personnel from the participating countries.
From September 2010 Eindhoven Airport is also hosting the European Air Transportation Command (EATC), composed of 5 European Nations (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) who are willing to share aerial military assets in a single operative command.
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 bus routes.
- Line 401 is a Bus rapid transit line (see: Phileas) that connects the airport to Eindhoven's city centre and its main railway station. The service frequency ranges from twice an hour late in the evenings to eight times an hour during the day.
- Line 103 connects Eindhoven railway station via the northern district of Woensel with the airport, and connects the airport with the town of Veldhoven.
- EHEH – EINDHOVEN/Eindhoven. AIP from AIS the Netherlands, effective 30 May 2013
- Eindhoven Airport, Facts & Figures (Dutch; English data is not up to date)
- (Dutch)"Goed jaar voor Schiphol". Cubi.nl. 5 January 2007.
- "Regional Airports in the Netherlands" (PDF). RAND Europe. April 2004.
- (Dutch)"Hercules ramp Eindhoven". Zwaailichten disaster website. 15 Juli 1996. Retrieved 22 February 2009.
- (Dutch)"Construction terminal extension and hotel Eindhoven Airport has started". kcap.eu. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
- Transavia.com moves Eindhoven-Venice from Treviso to Marco Polo
- Timetable of line 401 from Eindhoven Airport to Eindhoven Station NS – OVEindhoven.nl
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