Schiphol will acquire a 40 percent interest in Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA) for 4.2 million euros. The two airports signed an agreement in principle on this Friday, together with the province of Limburg, the province reports . The airports are entering into a ‘strategic cooperation’. This cooperation includes the handling of freight traffic. Maastricht Aachen Airport is the second largest cargo airport in the Netherlands. The airports will also work together to make MAA more sustainable. A spearhead is also electric flying. In addition, there will be an environmental fund with contributions from governments and companies, for which the Royal Schiphol Group is making 800,000 euros available. The parties are also committed to exchanging knowledge about real estate and commerce. In 2021, almost 13,000 flight movements took place at Limburg airport. In June, the States of Limburg voted under certain conditions to keep the ailing airport open . One of those conditions was that the province would no longer be the sole shareholder. This has been fulfilled now that Schiphol is acquiring part of the shares. The Schiphol Group already has shares in several Dutch airports, such as Eindhoven Airport. The company also owns Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Lelystad Airport is also part of the Schiphol Group. Also read: Provincial Council keeps Maastricht airport open after all