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Joost Meijs has been appointed as CEO of Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), starting 1st October 2024, with Meijs succeeding Jonas van Stekelenburg as director of NV HBLM.

NV HBLM entails the working companies Maastricht Aachen Airport BV and Maastricht Aachen Airport Administration & Infra.


The Supervisory Board has appointed Joost Meijs on account of his huge leadership journey and computer screen file within the aviation trade; at this time, Joost Meijs is the CEO of  Aruba Airport, and sooner than that Eindhoven Airport.

The shareholders and works council reinforce his appointment.

Below Joost ́s leadership from 2008 except 2019, Eindhoven Airport developed staunch into a ancient airport within the Dutch market.

Meijs created, in an launch dialogue with the out of doorways stakeholders, the foundation for a sustainable construction of the airport since then.

From 2019 except now, Meijs, as CEO of Aruba Airport, has navigated the airport thru the pandemic and efficiently implemented a up to date company strategy along with his crew.

This strategy aims to realize Aruba one in every of the safest, sustainable, and future-proofed airports in South The us and the Caribbean; the first segment of Gateway 2030, an huge USD300 million plus funding programme, changed into no longer too prolonged within the past delivered.

Meijs played a key role in establishing the Dutch Caribbean Cooperation of Airports (DCCA), which aims to toughen the safety, connectivity, and sustainability of the airports within the role.


This initiative resulted within the delivery of the first electrical airplane within the Caribbean airspace from Aruba Airport in 2022.

“Joost Meijs, brings huge journey and we are assured that he’ll design on the airport’s recognition as a excessive-performing and revolutionary airport,” acknowledged Frans Weekers, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NV HBLM.

“Joost has a indispensable-class computer screen file of airport administration, having beforehand worked at Eindhoven Airport, and Aruba Airport where he played a pivotal role in imposing prolonged-term reveal ideas.

“We welcome Joost and witness ahead to him continuing Jonas van Stekelenburg’s correct work in ensuring Maastricht Aachen Airport’s future route and sustainable credentials.”

Meijs’ appointment comes after a winning commence of the year for the airport, along with contemporary (cargo) airways look after Pegasus Airlines and ROM Cargo, Airport Carbon Accreditation level 3, and facilitating Europe’s first ever world electrical flight for people of the public.

“I’m taking a peek forward to commence engaged on the ambitions as absorb been formulated within the strategic plans and doing this in a joint effort with all colleagues and the out of doorways stakeholders of the airport,” acknowledged Joost Meijs, incoming CEO of Maastricht Aachen Airport.

“Maastricht Aachen Airport has the functionality to alter into a wholesome, future oriented and sustainable airport. I genuinely absorb each self assurance that this is in a position to perchance perchance work.”

Meijs succeeds Jonas van Stekelenburg, who has been meantime CEO since the first September, 2023 and would possibly perchance well perchance just stay involved as an e book at Maastricht Aachen Airport except the commence of 2025.

Caitlin DiMare-Oliver