Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Schiphol Group's main activity in the Netherlands is the operation of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. In 2013, the airport processed 52,6 million passengers, over 1.5 million tonnes of cargo and more than 425.565 air transport movements (scheduled and charter flights).
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has five main runways.
About Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Schiphol is Europe's fourth-largest airport in terms of passenger number, number four in air transport movements, and ranks third in terms of cargo volume. Schiphol is the oldest international airport in the world to be located at the original site of its first aircraft landing. This event took place over 90 years ago, on 19 September 1916.
Schiphol is also one of the lowest lying airports in the world. The airport is located in a polder reclaimed between 1848 and 1852, at 4.5 metres below sea level.
Since 1980, the airport has won some 200 international awards and is recognised as one of the best airports in Europe and the world at large.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is an "AirportCity" and Schiphol Group's showpiece. It is here that the AirportCity formula has been developed to its fullest extent. The experience and expertise gained at Schiphol is applied in rolling out the formula at other airports. AirportCity Schiphol is a dynamic and efficient multimodal hub for air, rail and road transport. It is a dynamic hub integrating people and businesses, logistics and shops, information and entertainment offering its visitors and locally based international businesses all the services they require on a 24/7 basis.
We operate Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in a safe and responsible way: efficient, reliable, sustainable and inspiring.
Ambition: Europe's Preferred Airport
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol aims to be the best airport in Europe for all her stakeholders. Schiphol strives to provide smooth processes and good facilities and does everything in its power to guarantee its passengers a pleasant journey. Our goal is to remain the preferred airport in Europe.
With an extensive network of connections, Schiphol is one of Europe's hubs, or mainports. In 2013 Schiphol offered direct connections to 323 passenger and cargo destinations in 98 countries. These services are operated by 99 scheduled airlines. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol serves as KLM's home base and is one of two hubs for the Air France-KLM SkyTeam alliance.