Transavia becomes the latest airline to pull out from the airport
More and more airlines are pulling out of Groningen Airport Eelde, with the Drents airport now almost completely empty. As reported by the Dagblad van het Noorden, Transavia has become the latest airline to halt flights to the North.
At the end of 2019 the Airport looked to be in reasonable shape, despite dire finances. Aside from regular holiday flights to the Canary Islands and Greece, the British airline FlyBe maintained a regular connection to London Southend Airport, and AIS Airlines flew to Copenhagen.
Now, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Corendon, Sunair, and TUI have all cancelled their flights to and from the airport. The ‘Summer 2020 schedule‘ at the airport features only four flights per week: two to Crete and two to Palma de Mallorca.
The ‘Winter 2020/2021‘ schedule only has two flights per week, to Gran Canaria with TUI.
Groningen Aiport Eelde can look forward to a (hopefully) busier summer period in 2021, with flights five days per week: to Antalya and Bodrum in Turkey with Air Corendon (via Rotterdam), to Crete with Air Corendon, Gran Canaria with TUI; and the British Channel Island of Guernsey with Blue Islands.