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Book Charter Flights to Rotterdam Airport with JetApp

Rotterdam The Hague Airport is located around five kilometres northwest of the city of Rotterdam. After Amsterdam Schiphol and Eindhoven, Rotterdam is the third-largest airport in the Netherlands; more than 1.6 million passengers visited the airport in 2016. With its wide range of exclusive facilities and proximity to a number of important international and European organisations, Rotterdam Airport is an excellent destination for a charter flight.

The History of Rotterdam Airport

The airport in Rotterdam was opened as early as the 1920s. However, Rotterdam The Hague Airport itself did not yet exist; the original airfield was called Waalhaven. The airport was opened only two months after Schiphol in 1920. Airlines such as KLM, which was then in its early stages, used the airfield regularly. However, the success of Waalhaven did not last long and the airport was quickly supplanted by Rotterdam Airport, as it soon became clear that a larger airport closer to the city was needed.

Eventually, Waalhaven airfield was destroyed in the course of World War II. After the end of the war, however, it was not possible to rebuild a new airport at the same location. The long-held plans for a new airport in the north of Rotterdam came to fruition, but approval for the construction of Rotterdam Airport in the Zestienhoven district was only given in 1955. Once construction began, the new airport was completed in just 14 months. Not long after, the major European airlines such as Lufthansa, Air France and Swissair began to offer flights to Rotterdam. After a new terminal was opened in 1971, Rotterdam Airport served a record 500,000 passengers in the same year.

Over the years, Rotterdam Airport has grown steadily and today it is the most important aviation hub in the Netherlands after Schiphol and Eindhoven. Rotterdam also plays an important role in Europe-wide air travel, in particular for charter flights around the continent.

As Rotterdam Airport is so close to the city and the centres of Dutch government, it often functions as a government airport, particularly since the closure of "Valenburg Naval Air Base" in 2005. Important international guests of the Dutch government always come to Rotterdam The Hague.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport Location

Distances from Rotterdam Airport to:

  • Market Hall Rotterdam: approx. 8 kilometres by car
  • Rotterdam Centraal Station: approx. 7 kilometres by car
  • Erasmus Bridge: approx. 9 kilometres by car

From Rotterdam Airport, you can quickly get to the city centre by taking advantage of the airport’s exclusive limousine service that will take you to your destination comfortably and quickly. Taxis are always available directly at the terminal entrances and exits.

Hire a Private Jet to Rotterdam: The City’s Attractions

Rotterdam has been acknowledged many times as the city with the best festivals in Holland. In the warmer summer months, many popular festivals take place, most of them on an annual basis.

For example, International Film Festival Rotterdam is the largest festival in the Netherlands. The IFFR, however, does not take place in the summer, but at the end of January each year. Whilst not as large and as coveted as Germany’s Berlinale, it remains one of the biggest film events in Europe.

After a private flight to Rotterdam, the "Rotterdam Unlimited" festival is also recommended. Every year in July the cultural diversity of the city is celebrated; people from over 186 different nationalities live in Rotterdam.

International Connections: Charter Flights from Rotterdam The Hague

There is plenty to see and do in Rotterdam: If you are in the city for business or pleasure, take the opportunity to go sightseeing. If you have been to Rotterdam many times, you can also use the city’s convenient location within Europe to visit other hotspots - all you need do is book a charter flight from Rotterdam. Here are the top destinations for private jets from Rotterdam:

A business flight from Rotterdam to London takes roughly one hour, depending on which airport you fly to. A flight to London City Airport from Rotterdam is approximately 20 minutes quicker than one to London's Biggin Hill. Regardless of which airport you arrive at, you will not be far from the heart of London. The French hotspots of Cannes and Paris are also within easy reach: the flight to Cannes from Rotterdam takes 1 hour and 37 minutes, whilst a flight from Rotterdam to Paris Le Bourget takes just 55 minutes. Zurich is always worth a trip; a charter flight from Rotterdam to the Swiss city takes approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Runway Length and width Surface
06/24 2,200 m x 45 m Asphalt

Private Jet Charter at Rotterdam Airport: What to Expect

With JetApp, you can tailor your charter flight to suit your own needs. At Rotterdam Airport, the following first class services are available to make your stay as pleasant as possible:

  • Shops and boutiques
  • First class restaurants
  • Duty-free shops
  • Bars and cafés
  • VIP lounge
  • Travel advice office

Additionally, you can also rent out first-class meeting rooms and save a lot of time on your business trip. The conference room is located directly in the airport building, so you won’t need a transfer to reach your meeting.

You will also find exclusive accommodation in Rotterdam Airport: The "Golden Tulip Hotel" is located right next to the airport. Aside from accommodation, the hotel also offers event facilities for meetings, conferences, weddings and other large events.

Enjoy your charter flight to Rotterdam with JetApp and experience all that this charming city at the heart of Europe has to offer!

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EHRD / RTM
  • Altitude: 5 m below MSL
  • Passengers per year: 1,683,863 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 52,442 (2016)
  • Runway operating hours: 7am until 6pm
  • Terminal opening hours: 24/7
  • Night regulations: 6pm to 8am no large, noisy aircraft; 11pm to 7am emergencies, business flights, etc.; 11pm to midnight delayed aircraft may take off and land; midnight until 1am delayed, quiet aircraft may land; from 6am empty aircraft may land, so regular service can start at 7am.
  • Runways: 1 (2,200 m)

Top Connections

  • London City Airport (UK)
  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Netherlands)
  • Paris Le Bourget Airport (France)
  • Zurich Airport (Switzerland)
  • London Biggin Hill Airport (UK)
  • Antwerp Airport (Belgium)
  • Cannes Mandelieu Airport (France)
  • Eindhoven Airport (Netherlands)
  • Geneva Airport (Switzerland)
  • London Luton Airport (UK)
  • Lelystad Airport (Netherlands)
  • London Farnborough Airport (UK)
  • Nice Airport (France)
  • Exeter Airport (UK)
  • Cologne Bonn Airport (Germany)