In the second quarter of 2017, 7.5 million passengers flew from or to the Netherlands on low-cost airlines, compared to 3.4 million seven years ago. That means budget airlines now account for 37% of all flights, up on 28% in 2010.
In total, nearly 20.4 million passengers flew to or from the Netherlands in the second quarter of 2017 via Schiphol or one of the four regional airports. This represents a 10.7% increase over the same quarter in 2016, the CBS said earlier this year.
However, 7 of every 10 passengers on budget carriers flew via Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, a total of more than 5.3 million passengers.
Spain was the most popular destination for budget airlines, followed by Britain.
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