Book a Private Jet to Maastricht Aachen Airport
Maastricht Aachen Airport is located in the Dutch province of Limburg, near the town of Beek. Only 10 kilometres from Maastricht, the airport’s close proximity to both the German and Belgian borders make it an important hub for passengers travelling by corporate or private jet to Maastricht, Aachen, and the surrounding area. Alongside cargo flights and budget airlines, the airport is primarily used by charter flights. Book a private flight to Maastricht Aachen Airport easily online with JetApp.
The History of Maastricht Aachen Airport
Plans to build an airport on the grounds of Maastricht Aachen Airport’s current location were formulated as early as 1919. But as other locations were also under discussion, reaching an agreement took a long time and delayed construction. With the outbreak of the Second World War, plans were put aside. Eventually, in 1944, the American military took over construction of the airport and used it primarily as a base for Allied troops under the code name Airfield Yankee 44. After the war’s end, control of the airport was given over to the Netherlands. The first civilian flight took off from Maastricht Aachen Airport in September 1946.
A series of renovations and modernisations took place in the following decades, including several extensions of the runway. By the 1980s, all of the old buildings had been replaced or renovated. The airport brought its technology up to date with the installation of an Instrument Landing System in 1967. Since the airport’s privatisation in 2004, airport operator Maastricht Aachen Airport BV has made investment in infrastructure expansion a priority. Today, the airport welcomes more than 175,000 passengers on over 19,000 flight movements annually. Airfreight also accounts for much of the traffic to the airport with nearly 60,500 tonnes per year.
Maastricht Aachen Airport Location
Distances from Maastricht Aachen Airport to:
- Maastricht: approx. 12 kilometres by car
- Aachen: approx. 35 kilometres by car
- Liège: ca. 43 kilometres by car
Charter Flights from Maastricht Aachen Airport
When you charter a private jet to Maastricht Aachen Airport, destinations throughout Europe can be reached directly and comfortably. Due to the airport’s proximity to the Belgian and German borders, locations in these countries as well as in the Netherlands itself are particularly convenient. Of course, numerous other destinations in the UK, France, and Switzerland are an easy connection by private or corporate jet from Maastricht Aachen, as is nearby Luxembourg. For example, the following cities all have flight times of under two hours:
- Maastricht Aachen ✈ Luxembourg (ELLX / LUX): approx. 40 minutes
- Maastricht Aachen ✈ Antwerp (EBAW / ANR): approx. 36 minutes
- Maastricht Aachen ✈ Cannes (LMFD / CEQ): approx. 1 hour 28 minutes
- Maastricht Aachen ✈ Amsterdam Schiphol (EHAM / AMS): approx. 42 minutes
- Maastricht Aachen ✈ Paris Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG): approx. 52 minutes
A private flight from Maastricht Aachen to Luxembourg (LUX) is about 40 minutes. Only 6 kilometres from the city centre, within minutes you could be exploring Luxembourg’s grand buildings such as the Fortress of Luxembourg, the Palace of the Grand Duke, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The Belgian port city of Antwerp (ANR) is also a 40 minutes flight away. Antwerp’s preserved historic centre boasts an impressive array of notable buildings across a spectrum of historical eras, the oldest of which is the medieval fortress Het Steen. The festival city of Cannes (CEQ) on the Côte d’Azur is about an hour and a half away on a flight from Maastricht. A private or business flight from Maastricht Aachen to Amsterdam Schiphol takes a mere 45 minutes. Europe’s third largest airport is located about 10 kilometres from the Dutch capital. If you’re planning a trip to the French capital, Paris Le Bourget Airport (LBG) serves private aircraft exclusively and is a convenient 7 kilometres from the city centre.
Maastricht Aachen Airport is ideally suited to the needs of private jet and business travellers, with an expedited check-in, separate from that used by commercial passengers. Amenities include comfortably furnished relaxation areas such as the panorama roof terrace or the airport’s restaurant and bar. If you require overnight accommodation, several elegant hotels are located close to the airport. Offices can be hired if you need a quiet place to get some work done. A comprehensive overview of MST Airport’s services and amenities are as follows:
- Separate check-in
- Crew lounge
- Restaurant and bar
- Hotel reservations
- Aircraft servicing
- Limousine service
- Helicopter service
Private and business charters to or from Maastricht Aachen MST can be scheduled for take-off or landing at any time of day or night since the airport can be approached by Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR). The 2,500 metre-long runway is suitable for use by every type and weight class of aircraft:
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Transfers to or from Maastricht Aachen Airport
Maastricht is about 20 minutes from the airport by car, whereas Aachen is about half an hour and Liège just slightly over a half hour. Taxi, hire car, or limousine are all ground transportation options and for those requiring faster connections, helicopter service is also available. The latter makes a short flight to Cologne, Düsseldorf, or Brussels, for example.
Book a Private Jet to Maastricht Aachen and Explore the Surroundings
There are plenty of good reasons to hire a corporate or private jet to Maastricht and Aachen. One of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Maastricht’s well-preserved historic buildings from various time periods add to the natural beauty of its location on the Meuse River. Of its 1,677 national heritage buildings, one of particular interest is the Basilica of Our Lady, a massive Romanesque church in the heart of the city. The city at the southernmost tip of the Netherlands is also an important business centre, with a broad variety of industries represented. It is also a frequent destination for business travellers attending events at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre (MECC).
The German spa city of Aachen is blessed with numerous thermal hot springs, whose healing waters are said to relieve rheumatic conditions. These are among the hottest natural springs in central Europe and also attract healthy visitors simply in search of relaxation. Also worthy of a visit is Aachen Cathedral, the city’s symbol. Aachen is an important industrial centre, with tyre manufacturer Continental AG and Philips Germany among the corporations with manufacturing and research facilities in the city. In addition, RWTH Aachen University is one of the largest and most tradition-rich in Europe.
The airport Maastricht Aachen is an important destination for passengers of private aircraft travelling for business and leisure. Charter a plane to or from Maastricht Aachen easily online with JetApp and travel in luxurious comfort.
- Airport code: EHBK / MST
- Altitude: 114 m (374 ft) above MSL
- Passengers per year: 176,562 (2016)
- Aircraft movements per year: 19,288 (2016)
- Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
- Runway operating hours: 24/7
- Runways: 1 (2,500 m)
- Luxembourg Airport (Luxembourg)
- Antwerp Airport (Belgium)
- Cannes Airport (France)
- Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Netherlands)
- Paris Le Bourget Airport (France)
- Munich Airport (Germany)
- London Luton Airport (UK)
- Geneva Airport (Switzerland)
- Wevelgem Airport (Belgium)
- Bern Belp Airport (Switzerland)
- Budel Airport (Netherlands)
- Mönchengladbach Airport (Germany)
- Stuttgart Airport (Germany)
- Cologne Bonn Airport (Germany)
- Liège Airport (Belgium)