20.000.000 Passengers at Airport Weeze
A bouquet, Ryanair tickets and an invitation to the airport restaurant were the presents from the airport for Floor Labordus. Floor was the 20th million passenger since the start of the operations in 2003. This was the reason for CEO Ludger van Bebber to personally greet the anniversary passenger.
Photo: Ludger van Bebber (2nd person from the left side) and Dieter Krah (1st person from the left side) salute the 20th million passenger Floor Labordus from Nijmegen (3rd person from the left side). Photo by: Gerry Seybert
The first scheduled flight departed at the 1st of May 2003. 600.000 annual passengers used the airport up till 2007. When Ryanair based several of their aircraft on Airport Weeze in 2007, these passenger volumes increased rapidly. In 2011, the airport was happy to greet its 10th million passenger. The 20 million anniversary is celebrated by the airport team.
Photo: Celebration with a cake from the left to the right: Kato Surun, station manager of the handlingscompany Serve2fly at Weeze Airport, Markus Leopold, Marketing Executive from Ryanair, Floor Labordus, Airport-director Ludger van Bebber and Dieter Krah, manager of the handlingscompany Serve2fly. (Photo by: Gerry Seybert)
And the airport is still growing in 2015: by the end of August the airport announced an increase of 9 percent. In total more than 1.3 million passengers opted for Weeze. By the end of the year the airport expects approx. 1.9 million passengers.