Groningen Airport Eelde

Groningen Airport Eelde (IATA: GRQ, ICAO: EHGG) is a civilian international airport near Eelde in the province of Drenthe in the northeastern Netherlands. It is 4.8 nautical miles (8.9 km; 5.5 mi) south of the city of Groningen. The airport started under the name "Hakenkampsveld" in 1928 and was officially opened in 1931. It was renamed "Luchthaven Eelde" in 1933. During World War II, the German military occupied the airport. Since 1958, there are European destinations from the airport. Since 1988, the airport has been called Groningen Airport Eelde. The airlines Corendon Airlines, Flybe, Transavia, TUI Airlines Netherlands and Wizz Air serve the airport to destinations throughout Europe and Turkey. In 2015, the airport handled 220,710 passengers. The airport is also the home base of the KLM Flight Academy, Noord Nederlandse Aero Club (NNAC) and General Enterprises.

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Groningen

Groningen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣroːnɪŋə(n)]; Gronings: Grunnen; West Frisian: Grins) is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. With a population of 200.336 as of 2015, it is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. An old city, Groningen was the regional power of the northern Netherlands, a semi-independent city-state and member of the German Hanseatic League. Groningen is a university city: it houses the University of Groningen (about 28,000 students) and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (about 25,000 students).

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LCCs operating in Groningen

flybe

Corendon Dutch Airlines

Wizz Air

Corendon Airlines

Direct flights from Groningen

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Heraklion From $107 (Tax incl.)

  • Corendon Dutch Airlines (CD)

Kos From $107 (Tax incl.)

  • Corendon Dutch Airlines (CD)

Antalya From $107 (Tax incl.)

  • Corendon Airlines (XC)