The number of passengers that flew via Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTHA) in July 2022 was a record in the history of the airport. In July (commercial air traffic) this was 314.127 passengers (+15% compared to the previous record). The previous record was in August 2019 with 273.739 passengers in a month. This is apparent from the July monthly report of Rotterdam The Hague Airport. These figures are published on the website every month.

The figures also show that the number of delayed inbound flights between 23.00 p.m. and 01.00 a.m. is higher than normal. There have been a hundred such flights. On top of this figure, there have been 96 emergency flights at night with the trauma and/or police helicopter. And four position flights in the early morning. For comparison, there were 2019 night flights and 86 urgent night flights in July 62 (pre-corona year). This higher number is due to more delayed landings between 23.00 pm and midnight due to operational delays at airports in Europe, but also due to delays in departure time. The number of air ambulance flights was also higher at night in July this year.

Commercial Air Traffic
Commercial air traffic is the same as in 2019. In the months of May, June and July 2022, this was a total of 5453 flights (scheduled and holiday flights). In 2019, that was 5469 flights in the same period.

Maximum in noise zone
In March and April there was a persistent north (east) wind. As a result, Baan 06 was used much more often than usual. As a result, the noise zone of RTHA has almost been reached. To prevent overruns, the slot coordinator has been asked to stop issuing slots for this summer season (duration until October 29, 2022). Previously, RTHA had already instituted runway control to prevent an overrun.

Expectation
Also in August, RTHA expects to exceed 300.000 passengers with about 72 flights daily to and from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, according to the Rotterdam Airport.

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