Schiphol at full capacity - Eindhoven Airport breaks record
While the Netherlands’ main airport, Schiphol near Amsterdam, is still experiencing some problems resulting from Europe’s severe winter weather, Eindhoven Airport in the south of the country has announced a record number of passengers. Schiphol has announced that between 20 and 25 flights are expected to be cancelled on Wednesday. The flights are to London, Frankfurt and Belgium and have been dropped due to problems at the destinations. Schiphol itself is now operating at full capacity.
Schiphol says about 3,000 pieces of baggage remain unclaimed at the airport following the disruption of the last few days. Normally, there is a lot of red tape involved with reclaiming baggage, but KLM says people can get their property back over the next few days as long as they show their passports and baggage identification slips.
Eindhoven record Meanwhile, Eindhoven Airport is celebrating its highest ever number of passengers this year. So far this year, 2.14 million passengers used the airport, a 25-percent increase on 2009. It is the first time the number of passengers topped the two-million mark.
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