To remain Europe's preferred airport, Schiphol Group seeks to further develop the airport as a high-quality hub. To this end, we work together closely with and aim to provide optimal facilities for our home carrier KLM. We strive to further improve the strong competitive position of the Mainport Schiphol, not just as an airport with a worldwide network but also as a multimodal hub in the Netherlands and as a driving force of the Dutch economy. We seek cooperation at national and regional levels. In this light, Schiphol Group identified four long-term strategic themes in 2012: Top Connectivity, Excellent Visit Value, Competitive Marketplace and Sustainable Performance.
Mainport Schiphol: more than an airport
Schiphol airport, the KLM and SkyTeam hub network and the surrounding metropolitan Amsterdam area have, together, developed into the Mainport Schiphol. Mainport Schiphol is, therefore, more than just an airport with a worldwide network. It functions as a complex of mutually reinforcing companies and activities. Together, they form an international and multimodal hub of flows of people, goods, money, information, knowledge and culture.
The Mainport Schiphol has become a first-rate hub that connects the Netherlands through an extensive network to important economic, political and cultural centres in Europe and the rest of the world. As a result, the activities at Schiphol are an important driving force of the Dutch economy and employment. It also makes the Amsterdam region an attractive location for internationally oriented companies and institutions.
A Mainport requires a high-quality network of connections. Its network makes Schiphol one the four main airports of Europe.