Economic impact GAE

Realized in The Netherlands
Disappointing results are pressuring the future of Groningen Airport Eelde. However, closing the airport will entail considerable economic damage.


Closure of Groningen Airport Eelde may lead to a range of adverse effects. Their probability and scope are, however, uncertain.


The study comprised two components: the immediate financial damage (“cash out”) and the economic value lost upon closure of the airport. Earlier studies and interviews with the airport organisation and with key users have generated a picture of the financial and economic impact.

Rebel has differentiated between the quantifiable effects and effects that can only be expressed in words. Furthermore, we assessed the probability of certain effects arising in the future.



Factual, objective information for stakeholders in discussion on future of Groningen Airport Eelde.