With so many plans grounded by the Coronavirus outbreak, Eelde may have found a new use
Foreign airlines are looking for parking space for grounded planes, and are now interested in smaller Dutch airports, such as Groningen Airport Eelde.
Some of the larger airline have fleets of hundreds of planes, and they are short on parking spaces for them, whilst they are grounded. In Frankfurt, an airstrip has already turned into a parking lot, GIC.nl reports.
That could also happen with the runway in Eelde, although the airlines should not count too much on the small airport, says Groningen Aiport Eelde director Bart Schmeink. Three large and 23 small aircraft can be parked in Eelde. “But then they are as close together as they can be.”
Image via Groningen Airport Eelde