Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Joost Meijs appointed as CEO of Maastricht Aachen Airport

Joost Meijs has been appointed as CEO of Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), starting 1st October 2024, with Meijs succeeding Jonas van Stekelenburg as director of NV HBLM. NV HBLM includes the operating companies Maastricht Aachen Airport BV and Maastricht Aachen Airport Management & Infra. READ: CUTTING EMISSIONS WITH CARBON REMOVAL The Supervisory Board has appointed Joost Meijs […]

Maastricht Aachen Airport reports significant growth in 2023 trucked freight volumes

Maastricht Aachen Airport reports significant growth in 2023 trucked freight volumes

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA) has reported a 270% year-on-year increase in trucked freight volumes for 2023, offsetting a drop in flown cargo following last year’s 35.3 million euros runway improvement works. READ: DHL eCommerce announces Stuart Hill as new UK CEO The massive rise in trucked freight, where MAA provides fulfilment services including repacking, sorting, […]

Maastricht branch of Air Cargo Netherlands launched

Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN), the trade association for the air freight industry in the Netherlands, has announced a new branch for the Maastricht region. ACN Maastricht has been set up to unite the air cargo community surrounding Maastricht Aachen Airport, with a primary focus on shaping the future development of the hub. The new group […]

Elevating pharmaceutical transportation

As the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands, Maastricht Aachen Airport  (MST) has established itself as a crucial base for the safe and controlled transport of temperature-sensitive medicines.  When deciding which airport to move pharmaceutical goods through, factors such as cargo handling expertise, facilities and infrastructure, customs and regulatory compliance, and the airport’s location […]

Maastricht hires new Head of Commercial Development to drive growth

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) has appointed Dean Boljuncic to head up the hub’s newly launched sales department. As Head of Commercial Development, Boljuncic will drive the sustainable growth of the regional airport, with a focus on strategic partnerships with Dutch aviation shareholders, forwarders, and airlines. Drawing on his experience as Head of Aviation Development and Partnerships at […]

Maastricht Aachen Airport hosts celebratory electric flight to mark international partnership

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) has hosted a ceremonial electric flight to Germany to celebrate the partnership between the countries’ aerospace centres. Pilots from both the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) flew the Pipistrel Velis Electro (PH-NLX), the NLR’s aircraft used to conduct research in electric aviation, out of MST to […]

New CEO at Maastricht Aachen Airport

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) has appointed of industry expert Jonas van Stekelenburg as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), to lead an ambitious growth program. The airport’s new holding company, NV HBLM, has made the change to drive MST’s strategic goals of enhanced sustainability, digitalisation, and cargo and passenger development. Van Stekelenburg brings extensive aviation expertise to […]

Royal Schiphol Group finalises deal to buy stake in Maastricht Airport

Royal Schiphol Group has finalised a landmark deal to purchase a 40% stake in Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), becoming the second shareholder in the airport alongside the province of Limburg. Officially signed on the 8th June, the €4.2 million investment will see Maastricht Aachen Airport join Royal Schiphol Group, securing its future in a strategic partnership committed […]

Maastricht Aachen Airport wins excellence award from Turkish Cargo

Maastricht Aachen Airport  (MST), the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands, has been given an award for excellence by one of its global clients, Turkish Cargo. MST has been ranked second best among more than 300 of Turkish Cargo’s international warehouse and ramp operation partners for its 2022 performance. The air cargo airline presented […]

Qatar Airways ends Maastricht to Liege flights

Qatar Airways Cargo will stop operating flights between Maastricht and Liege airports, according Belgian minister Jean-Luc Crucke. The flight covering 38 kilometres and lasting nine minutes was part of a flight route from China via Doha to Mexico. The contract reportedly stated the cargo must be sent to Maastricht but the Dutch airport’s runway was […]

Maastricht Aachen earns IATA CEIV Pharma

Maastricht Aachen Airport has received its IATA CEIV Pharma certification, following an audit being carried out and training for staff. The airport’s managing director, Jos Roeven says pharma is very important for airfreight, especially in Limburg, with the industry making use of its speed and efficiency. The south Netherlands, particularly around Limburg is home to […]

Emirates SkyCargo adds Maastricht to its freighter network

Emirates SkyCargo is expanding its presence in Europe with new scheduled freighter services to Maastricht starting today (6 February 2018). The airline will initially operate two Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, arriving at 08.10h local time and departing for Dubai World Central at 10.10h. At the end of March the […]

Cargolux moves South American flower flights to Amsterdam

Cargolux Airlines International has moved its South America – Netherlands services from Maastricht to Amsterdam to reduce transit times for the Amsterdam flower market. Following customer requests, Cargolux moved the service from Maastricht Aachen Airport to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The airline says customers will benefit from reduced transit times, as the flowers will no longer […]

ACS arranges charter to rehome dolphins

Air Charter Service (ACS) has arranged the charter to transport two dolphins for rehoming from the Netherlands to the Canary Islands. The dolphins, Sting and Makai, travelled on an Antonov AN-74 aircraft with qualified vets in attendance from Maastricht Aachen Airport to Las Palmas Airport before being transported to the botanical zoo, Palmitos Park. The […]

Ethiopian departure causes Brussels volume fall

Brussels Airport has seen cargo volumes fall by 2.4 per cent in January to 36,964 tonnes due to Ethiopian Cargo departing after not being able to obtain traffic rights. Freighter traffic in total fell by 4.7 per cent to 25,244 tonnes, with full freighter dropping by 11.5 per cent to 9,545 tonnes. Integrator cargo stayed […]

Seeing growth in remarkable locations

Global Airline Services saw its tonnage and yield up to November increase by 18.5 per cent in 2015, its managing director, Jasper de Bruijne tells Air Cargo Week (ACW). De Bruijne says Dutch export tonnage grew by 9.5 per cent due to growth to the US, which surprised him as he says the US is […]

Parent company of Global Airline Services to operate Maastricht Aachen Airport

Trade Centre Global Investments (TCGI) is to take over the operation of Maastricht Aachen Airport from the middle of 2016 until 2026. TCGI, the parent company of general sales agent, Global Airline Services, has been awarded the provisional contract, to be finalised on or around 1 March 2016. The contract runs until 2026 with an […]

Maastricht looking into 2016

Maastricht Aachen Airport is expecting double digit growth in 2016 after a stable year, James Muir writes. The airport’s director, Sander Heijmans tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) that volumes in 2015 are expected to remain at around 80,000 tonnes but the arrival of Ethiopian Cargo means next year is looking very positive. Heijmans says: “We are […]

Volga Dnepr transport oil pump to Turkmenistan

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported an 11 tonne oil and gas pump from the Netherlands to Turkmenistan using an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD Freighter. The airline transported the pump from Maastricht Aachen Airport in the Netherlands to Mary International Airport Turkmenistan on behalf of Agility Projects Rotterdam. After arriving in Mary it was transported by road to its […]