New gate houses
As a traveler, you naturally expect Schiphol to have the capacity to handle all the planes and people coming through the airport. At the same time, you expect the airport to provide comfortable and efficient facilities. Schiphol sees a number of areas in which improvements can be made, particularly in security. For many destinations, passengers have to go through security at the gate prior to boarding, known as ‘de-centralised security'. But this situation isn’t ideal in terms of passenger comfort. From June 2015, Schiphol is therefore switching to centralised security, which offers travellers greater freedom of movement and comfort during their stay at and passage through the airport.
Travelers who have been screened have to be kept separate from those who still have to go through security. Schiphol therefore has separate, dedicated routes for both groups of travelers. Sometimes, their paths run parallel on different levels. To make this possible, Schiphol is building additional levels and false floors in Piers E, F and G, as well as 25 gate houses with stairways positioned between the gates and the aircraft to help navigate passengers along the correct route.