Our job is to maintain and further develop Mainport Schiphol's position as a multimodal hub. To do this, Schiphol Group must be successful across the board. Four themes underpin our strategy for meeting this challenge: Top Connectivity, Excellent Visit Value, Competitive Marketplace and Sustainable Performance.
It is Schiphol Group's ambition to continue to develop Schiphol into Europe's Preferred Airport for travellers and airlines alike. We are proud that passengers rate Schiphol highly and choose the airport as their preferred point of departure or transfer. Our policy seeks to maintain this leading position in Europe, which requires a clear strategy and close cooperation with our partners and stakeholders.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's position as a Mainport is crucial to the Netherlands. To strengthen Schiphol's economic function and to meet the noise mitigation agreements, the parties in the Alders Platform agreed to allow Schiphol scope for continued, selective growth. To accommodate such selective growth at Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Lelystad Airport are undergoing development as alternative airports for non-Mainport-related air traffic. Furthermore Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport have their own networks to serve the business and non-business (leisure) markets in their respective regions.
Our international activities make a significant contribution to the group's strategy and financial results, and strengthen Schiphol's Mainport function. This is exemplified by our involvement in the development of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Our strategic alliance with Aéroports de Paris, the airport operator of airports including Paris Charles de Gaulle (Europe's largest SkyTeam hub), is equally important. At the same time we are gaining beneficial experience of other business models. Our international presence moreover helps raise awareness of the Schiphol brand.