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MST Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||MST / EHBK|
|Airport Name:||Maastricht Aachen Airport|
|Location:||Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands|
|GPS Coordinates:||50°54'56"N by 5°46'36"E|
|Area Served:||Maastricht, Netherlands
|Operator/Owner:||Maastricht Aachen Airport BV|
|Elevation:||375 feet (114 meters)|
|# of Runways:||1|
|View all routes:||Routes from MST|
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Facts about Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST):
- Because of Maastricht Aachen Airport's relatively low elevation of 375 feet, planes can take off or land at Maastricht Aachen Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
- Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) currently has only 1 runway.
- A promotion campaign by the Dutch tourist board for the nearby town of Valkenburg aan de Geul, aimed at British tourists, was highly successful and brought services by Invicta Airlines, Britannia and Channel Airways.
- The closest airport to Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE), which is located only 12 miles (19 kilometers) ENE of MST.
- Maastricht Aachen Airport handled 36,300 passengers last year.
- The international air traffic control area control centre for EUROCONTROL was built at the airport.
- The furthest airport from Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,935 miles (19,207 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
- In July 2004, a 100% share in the airport was acquired by OmDV, a consortium of airport investment company Omniport and the construction company Dura Vermeer, making it the first fully privatised airport in the Netherlands.
- The first unit to be based at the field was the 31st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, flying the F-6, a reconnaissance version of the P-51 Mustang.