More passengers travelling via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

To date, 2013 has been a strong year for Schiphol. According to Airports Council International (ACI), over the first half of 2013, the airport welcomed 3% more passengers.

In 2012, Schiphol was used by 51 million passengers, representing a 2.6% growth in comparison with 2011. Freight saw a 3% decrease, bringing the total to 1.5 million tons. In 2012, the number of air transport movements also increased marginally by 0.8% (increasing to 423,407).

According to the latest figures, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol experienced an increase in passenger traffic of 5.2% in June 2013 compared to the same time last year. This puts the airport in an exclusive group of leading European airports in terms of passenger growth. Freight also saw a 1.7% increase over the same period.

Award winning airport

The fact that Schiphol continues to attract more passengers is further illustrated by the vast number of international prizes and accolades that the airport continues to receive. In the spring of 2013, Schiphol was once again awarded the prize of schiphol set for a record year in 2013 at the Passenger Choice Awards by Skytrax, a consultancy group that conducts research into the quality of civil aviation. Additionally, Schiphol was rated one of the world’s top 3 airports.