There is no shortage of corona measures, just before the first flight to Heraklion that departs at 3.45 pm. Passengers must sign a health certificate in advance, indicating that they do not have any corona complaints such as the flu.
In addition, face masks are mandatory and people who bring and collect passengers are only allowed to wait in the restaurant instead of the terminal.
However, these measures do not create a minor mood. The Van den Houten family from Castricum would fly from Schiphol yesterday, but today flies from the northern airport.
“We are really looking forward to it,” says Denise van den Houten. “We’re going for a fortnight. The use of mouth masks takes some getting used to, otherwise it is very relaxed here. There are few people and there is a lot of help here, so nothing is going on. “
Her son Ramon thinks the same. “We are going to enjoy the sun and have a nice holiday.”
Roy Wiersum from Appingedam feared that the flight would not continue. “Until the last minute, we thought it was actually canceled. Two weeks ago we got the travel gear on the mail, so we decided to go anyway. ‘
Airport is happy
In any case, they are happy at Groningen Airport Eelde that another passenger flight is leaving.
“This is great,” says new harbor master Andries Poelstra. “We missed it from the beginning of March. The staff is eager to let go again. We are happy with it. “
Sun, sea and beach
This also applies to Karst Jan van der Vaart and his family. With a partner, two daughters and supporters and his oldest brother, Van der Vaart is preparing for an eleven-day holiday to Greece.
“It will be sun, sea and sand,” he says. “It was very exciting if it went on, but in the end the travel agency was able to arrange it. We’re going to enjoy it. “
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