In order to fly holidaymakers from Eindhoven to the Greek islands, the travel organisation TUI has empty Boeings flown over from Amsterdam. Anything but sustainable, according to people living near Eindhoven Airport.

“Eindhoven Airport doesn’t respect the environment”, concludes Willem van den Brink of Bewonersplatform Woensel-Noord. “This is absolutely inappropriate in these times of climate change.” According to Van den Brink, but also the platform BVM2 (Beraad Vlieghinder Moet Minder), for short distances such as Eindhoven – Schiphol the train is the preferred means of transport.

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