Maastricht Aachen Airport is for sale again. Schiphol Airport has showed its interest to buy a majority stake, negotiations still has to start.
Maastricht Airport has a long North-South runway suitable for ach type of aircraft. Many years MAA has lobbyed for an East-West runway but failed due to protests of a very fanatic local enviroment group. MAA is suffering heavy competition from Liege Airport (B), distance 30 km.
Last year Ryanair showed interest into MAA to establish its Dutch hub but the no-frills airline finally selected Eindhoven Airport. MAA was not prepared to do the necessary investments required by Ryanair.