'As one of the big names in the world of airports, Schiphol is in it for the long haul. The passenger-centric focus has driven the operation from day one and still onward today, with Schiphol’s intriguing goal to be Europe’s Preferred Airport. We are actively building this future with the Capital Programme. I especially value the interaction we have with many aviation experts. We need their unique knowledge in order to deliver all infrastructural facilities in line with schedule, costs, quality and safety targets. When I travel, I also enjoy long-haul flights to destination such as Hong Kong, New York City or Dubai. It is simply nice to experience a different place.'