Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's position as a mainport is crucial to the Netherlands. To maintain and boost Mainport Schiphol's position as a multimodal hub, we must be successful right across the board, which means boosting the airport's capacity in a responsible manner. Our regional and international activities also contribute to Schiphol's strategy and boost its mainport function.
Selective growth in order to reinforce the mainport position
We want to expand selectively whilst maintaining a conscious balance between people, planet and profit. Passengers, airlines and other businesses in and around the airport must be able to count on an appealing product, but we also take the airport's environs into account. Eindhoven Airport and Lelystad Airport play an important role in this regard, serving as alternative airports to handle non-mainport-related air traffic. 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 also boost Schiphol's function as a mainport. At the same time, we are gaining beneficial experience of other business models. Our international presence also helps raise awareness of the Schiphol brand.
Other outlines of the 2016-2020 Strategy include the development of the airport as a bustling commercial centre, new sources of income through non-aviation activities and enhancements to our internal organisation. In all of these activities, security and sustainability play an important role.