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Lelystad Airport, the busiest General Aviation airport in the Netherlands.

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Lelystad Airport has been in existence for over 50 years and is ready to become the new vacation airport of the Netherlands.

Our journey dates back to 1973 when we first set foot on what was then just a grass runway outside Lelystad. Pilots landed via ‘Hotel Bravo’ at Lelystad Airport.

Since 1993, we have been part of the Royal Schiphol Group. Lelystad Airport has grown into an important hub for General Aviation, with around 80,000 movements per year, making us the second busiest airport in the Netherlands. Air traffic controllers ensure the safe handling of these flights.


Overflow airport

Lelystad Airport has been prepared to serve as the overflow airport for Schiphol, as established in the Alders Agreement in 2008 by residents, politicians, and the aviation sector. Opening Lelystad Airport for commercial traffic (holiday flights) offers the opportunity to relocate Schiphol’s night flights to daytime operations at Lelystad Airport. The arrival of commercial traffic (holiday flights) adds value for both Schiphol’s residents and the economy of Lelystad and Flevoland.


TV Program Tot op de Bodem

In the TV program Tot op de Bodem, Jaap van den Biesen and Marvin Hop investigate why things in Flevoland are the way they are. Watch the episode of Tot op de Bodem about Lelystad Airport here.


N.V. Luchthaven Lelystad operates Lelystad Airport as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schiphol Nederland B.V.