Eindhoven Airport (IATA: EIN, ICAO: eheh) is a regional airport is located 7 km west of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In terms of passenger numbers is the second largest airport in the Netherlands, with 1.6 million passengers in 2008 (behind Schiphol, which handles more than 48 million passengers).
The airport is used by both military and civilian aviation. Since World War II a few years ago, called Welschap Eindhoven airport.
During the Second World War, is very bombed. When it is proposed to begin building a new airport in the district Meerhoven around Eindhoven Airport, they found several bombs and had to scrap the plan.
On July 15, 1996 C-130 Hercules Belgian Air Force crashed at the airport. The plane on fire and intense heat, 34 people died.