In 2012 the national government of the Netherlands decided that the marine base should be relocated from Doorn to Vlissingen. In the years to follow the local government and the city of Vlissingen invested several millions of euros to realize this. In 2018 the secretary of state of defense started to question the previous made decision and made plans in secret to investigate alternative locations. Two years later in 2020 presentated a new location for the marines. They will no longer go to Vlissingen. Ofcourse this felt totally wrong by the local governments and they demanded financial compensation.
In the years after the government of the Netherlands and the government of the province of Zeeland and the government of the city of Vlissingen negotiated for the compensation. After years of negotiating they agreed to turn the local airfield (Vliegveld Midden Zeeland (Airport Zeeland)) into a big international airport to destress the overcrowded airport of Schiphol. The national government would pay for a good and fast connection between the two airports and granted a fund of several millions to transform the local airport into a good hub for Schiphol.
Airport Zeeland had only several stands for GA and just a grass runway.
Many large construction trucks entered the airport. All with just one purpose deliver good and materials to turn this small local airfield into a thriving international airport.
To save place the government decided that most of the terminal building and parking would be underground.
Pictures of the terminal building will be showed later after all research is done and terminal is finished being build.