Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ) is a minor international airport near Eelde in the province of Drenthe in the north-eastern Netherlands. It is 8.9 km/5.5 mi south of the city of Groningen. 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.
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.
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