'Airplanes take off and they land. This is the core essence of an airport. That's why my job is also the best at Schiphol, as we are in contact with the airlines. We want to maintain the growing number of destinations, flights and passengers. That is a challenge because we will soon reach the maximum number of permitted flights per year. Our focus is how to to optimise them within these limits. I have a lot of experience in aviation and have worked at Schiphol for ten years for Schiphol and then eight-and-a-half years for Brisbane Airport in Australia. Although I wanted to return to my family and one of the leading airports in the world, I plan to visit Brisbane for a holiday soon.'