sees lots of activity from various airlines and lots of different aircraft types coming to MST
for maintainance or cargo or on charter flights, scheduled flights are very very limited. The regional flights up to AMS
are the only scheduled services that remain, once operated by NLM, for years by Air Exel which became KLM Exel, and now the flights will go to Cityhopper. Ryanair's operations in MST
were short-lived - the one flight per day (usually an early morning arrival with a quick turn and a very early departure) simply did not work; one flight per day in a market is a difficult proposition. As a result of the Ryanair fiasco, MST
lost its long-time service to London: Virgin (yes, Virgin) once operated a London flight and for many years (KLM) Exel operated 3 weekday flights to STN
. As pointed out above, there are a good number of charter flights operated by Dutch and other charter carriers to destinations in Spain, Turkey and seasonally to Greece (the schedules vary by season and by year).
has a large population base nearby, the entire Dutch province of Limburg including Maastricht itself, nearby Aachen, Germany and the eastern portion of Belgium including the city of Liege (which has a large cargo airport but also lacks scheduled services). Dutch people in the area use BRU
(about 1.25 hours away) and a surpising number go up to AMS
(3+ hours by car) to catch flights out, the German population in the area have their choice of CGN
, and those in Belgium use BRU
should be more popular and have more service, but for some reason it does not work - when flying out of MSTon a charter, its surprising how many Belgian and German pax are on board.
I live 15 minutes from MST
and drive by it going to/from work......its sad that I always must go all the way to BRU