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Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands and the European base for Emirates, Qatar, Saudia, Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines.

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MAASTRICHT AACHEN AIRPORT LAUNCHES NEW EUR35 MILLION RUNWAY AS IT COMMITS TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE


An electric plane was the first to touch down on Maastricht Aachen Airport’s upgraded runway during a launch event focused on the future of the cargo hub

Beek, the Netherlands, Monday 3rd July 2023: Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) unveiled its newly renovated runway at a launch event held at the airport on Friday, 30th June 2023.

The second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands has invested EUR35.3 million to upgrade the airstrip as part of a plan to extend its operational length to 2,750 meters by January 2025.

The eight-week renovation was part of Maastricht Aachen Airport’s overall infrastructure development plan to invest EUR100 million in the airport over the coming years.

Sustainability was the key theme of the ceremony, with an electric plane used to officially open the runway after RWTH Aachen University professor Dr Günther Schuh delivered a speech on the future of sustainable aviation.

“Today, we are celebrating the launch of our newly improved runway and looking back over the hard work that has gone into the planning and execution of this project – but we are also looking forward,” said Jos Roeven, Chief Executive Officer, Maastricht Aachen Airport.

“The decision to inaugurate the runway with an electric plane is symbolic of our commitment to ensure the sustainability of this airport for years to come.”

Cargo operations have now returned at MST, with Turkish Cargo operating five flights a week out of the hub.

Royal Jordanian and Emirates SkyCargo have also continued their operations at the airport, both running two flights each week.

The regional airport is gearing up for the summer rush as it opens its doors to passengers – Ryanair will operate 12 flights each week to six destinations, while Corendon will run 18 flights each week to seven destinations.

It comes after Royal Schiphol Group finalized a deal with Limburg province in June to take a 40 percent stake in MST in a bid to future-proof the regional airport through joint investment.

About Maastricht Aachen Airport

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands.

Founded in 1945, the airport, in the province of Limburg, is a key import station for flowers and the handling of dangerous goods.

MST also welcomes passengers daily, and is a European base for Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines.

The airport has no slot restrictions and full Fifth Freedom rights. It is IATA CEIV-Pharma certified, and has its own maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities.

Further growth and expansion is on the horizon for MST, with the Royal Schiphol Group recently investing in its future as a strategic partner

More at mstcargo.com


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MAASTRICHT AACHEN AIRPORT LAUNCHES NEW EUR35 MILLION RUNWAY AS IT COMMITS TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

An electric plane was the first to touch down on Maastricht Aachen Airport’s upgraded runway during a launch event focused on the future of the cargo hub

Beek, the Netherlands, Monday 3rd July 2023: Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) unveiled its newly renovated runway at a launch event held at the airport on Friday, 30th June 2023.

The second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands has invested EUR35.3 million to upgrade the airstrip as part of a plan to extend its operational length to 2,750 meters by January 2025.

The eight-week renovation was part of Maastricht Aachen Airport’s overall infrastructure development plan to invest EUR100 million in the airport over the coming years.

Sustainability was the key theme of the ceremony, with an electric plane used to officially open the runway after RWTH Aachen University professor Dr Günther Schuh delivered a speech on the future of sustainable aviation.

“Today, we are celebrating the launch of our newly improved runway and looking back over the hard work that has gone into the planning and execution of this project – but we are also looking forward,” said Jos Roeven, Chief Executive Officer, Maastricht Aachen Airport.

“The decision to inaugurate the runway with an electric plane is symbolic of our commitment to ensure the sustainability of this airport for years to come.”

Cargo operations have now returned at MST, with Turkish Cargo operating five flights a week out of the hub.

Royal Jordanian and Emirates SkyCargo have also continued their operations at the airport, both running two flights each week.

The regional airport is gearing up for the summer rush as it opens its doors to passengers – Ryanair will operate 12 flights each week to six destinations, while Corendon will run 18 flights each week to seven destinations.

It comes after Royal Schiphol Group finalized a deal with Limburg province in June to take a 40 percent stake in MST in a bid to future-proof the regional airport through joint investment.

About Maastricht Aachen Airport

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands.

Founded in 1945, the airport, in the province of Limburg, is a key import station for flowers and the handling of dangerous goods.

MST also welcomes passengers daily, and is a European base for Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines.

The airport has no slot restrictions and full Fifth Freedom rights. It is IATA CEIV-Pharma certified, and has its own maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities.

Further growth and expansion is on the horizon for MST, with the Royal Schiphol Group recently investing in its future as a strategic partner

More at mstcargo.com