Maastricht Aachen Airport reopens
After an 8-week period of work to renovate the runway, Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA) is open again.
Last Friday, in honour of the moment, 2 electric Pipistrel type aircraft landed, one of them carrying Christine van Basten-Boddin, the burgemeester (mayor) of Beek.
Saturday and Sunday saw a festive reopening of the airport, with the first passenger and cargo flights. This summer, passenger planes from Corendon and Ryanair will fly from MAA. Cargo aircraft from Turkish Cargo, among others. Royal Jordanian, Qatar and Emirates operate a total of 11 flights per week.
Interested parties could watch the take-off and landings of the electric aircraft on both weekend days; a number of test flights were raffled off among local residents and employees. A photo exhibition on 78 years of Maastricht Aachen Airport was set up in the Jet Center hangar.