New pier

At the end of 2019, we will be welcoming travellers to our new pier. It will have plenty of greenery, more art and even playgrounds for the kids. It comes just at the right time, as traveller numbers at Schiphol continue to rise. 8 new gates are being added – 5 for small aircraft on the northern side, and three for large aircraft on the southern side.

Foundations already in place

The construction work is proceeding at a steady rate. We want the new pier to be up and running by the end of 2019. Thanks to the dedication of the designers and the builders, this target is well within reach. The piles are in the ground and even the foundations are already in place.

These are our plans

Dit is de planning - airside project

Who is building it

Schiphol and the AECOM team – in close collaboration with Cepezed, Imd, dGmR and Copijn – have joined forces to design the pier of the future. With the construction of the new pier, our aim is to accommodate the growing number of travellers and aircraft at Schiphol. According to the latest forecasts, we can look forward to welcoming around 14 million travellers every year. The extra space we are creating will enable us to guarantee airlines and travellers the smoothest possible journey through Schiphol, both today and in future. It will also strengthen our position as an international hub.

What’s being built

The addition of 8 new gates means a more efficient traveller flow. That’s great news, as traveller numbers are on the rise. One new pier gives Schiphol 8 new gates in 2 categories – 5 for narrow-body aircraft on the northern side, and 3 for wide-body aircraft on the southern side. This is a smart and flexible solution. The gates for large aircraft can easily be converted into gates for small aircraft if necessary. At a later stage, 2 extra wide-body gates will be added to the southern side of the new pier. The 3-storey structure is about more than just efficiency. It has more art, more live plants and playgrounds for the kids. Thanks to our focus on sustainability, energy efficiency and air quality, we are already calling this our greenest pier yet.

Where it’s being built

The new flexible pier will be built near Cargo Station 1. The bare foundations currently mark the location, which will soon be the site of 8 brand new gates. In a later phase, these will be supplemented by 2 extra large-aircraft gates. Meanwhile, the airside bus station is due to double in size.

When it’s being built

The new pier is due to open in mid-2019. Right now, we are still hard at work on the construction, which is also generating a good deal of work on landside. These alterations cover everything from fencing to roads and taxiways. Works will continue well into 2023, when the corresponding new terminal will open its doors.

  • New terminal

    The new terminal will be up and running in 2023. The new terminal will be light and spacious and features a wealth of smart solutions.

  • Airside

    Giving airside a fabulous facelift

  • System integrator

    Integration to modernise our operational processes

No pier without permits

Building the new pier and terminal at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol involves an awful lot of paperwork. Jeanine Mocking is the permits coordinator and ensures that everything is applied for and sorted on time. ‘We’ve already made at least 150 applications.’

Schiphol’s plans for the future

We are hard at work preparing Schiphol for the future – under a very tight deadline. Planner Pieter-Bas Siebers has been involved with the construction of the new pier and terminal since day one.

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