Wilma van Dijk will be the new director of Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTHA), part of Royal Schiphol Group, as of 1 September. Wilma () is director of Lelystad Airport. She succeeds Ron Louwerse, who has been in charge of RTHA airport since 2017 and who will retire on 1 January 2017. This year he will be closely involved in the participation process regarding a new airport decision. Dick Benschop: “I am very pleased that Wilma will succeed Ron. We will miss Ron, an Amsterdammer in Rotterdam, with an impressive track record. In recent years, he has worked hard to make RTHA and partners a testing ground for innovation and sustainability in aviation. With Wilma, we have the successor that can further develop RTHA’s unique position on sustainability and innovation. Her network and aviation knowledge guarantee this. Another priority is to further shape the participation process about the future of the airport with support from the surrounding area.”

Wilma van Dijk: “I am looking forward to starting in Rotterdam The Hague Airport. A beautiful airport, recently renovated and an important part of the Dutch airport infrastructure. I look forward to working together and getting to know the local residents. We face important conversations about the future. With TU Delft, the port of Rotterdam and all other activities in the field of energy and sustainable fuel just around the corner, we are in a fantastic place to make aviation more sustainable.”

Jan Eerkens new director Lelystad Airport

Jan Eerkens will succeed Wilma as the new director of Lelystad Airport. He has been a senior Manager at Lelystad Airport since 2017 and has been working at Royal Schiphol Group where he previously worked. the real estate branch was active.

Dick Benschop: “I am very pleased that Jan will succeed Wilma. With the knowledge and experience that Jan has built up, continuity in the leadership of Lelystad Airport is guaranteed on the way to the political decision about the opening.”

Wilma van Dijk: “The airport has an organization and infrastructure that is ready to receive holidaymakers and commercial air traffic I hand over the baton to Jan and the Lelystad Airport team with confidence. I know Jan as very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and involved.”

Jan Eerkens: “The coming years will be important for Lelystad. The Cabinet will make a decision about the opening. I look forward to contributing to this with the region. I look forward to working with and talking to local residents and all other stakeholders at the airport.”



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