Schiphol’s first regular A350 serviceFinland’s Finnair landed an A350 at Schiphol in early October, but Singapore Airlines will be the first airline at Schiphol to establish regular flights using the A350. Singapore Airlines expects to take delivery of the new plane in January, with several additional destinations to be announced in the coming months.
A quieter aeroplane means better quality of life for localsThe Airbus A350, which can carry more than 300 passengers, is largely composed of composite materials, which makes the plane considerably lighter. This means less noise for both passengers and the local residents. This also translates into better fuel performance, and is up to 25% more fuel-efficient than rival aircraft in the same category.
Schiphol the perfect choiceSingapore Airline’s choice to launch this prestigious new vehicle at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol makes perfect sense. Schiphol is a true European gateway, with more than 100 different airlines providing 323 flight connections to airports in 98 different countries.
Schiphol is one of the Europe’s four main airports, and served more than 52.5 million passengers in 2013. It is also one of the two principal home bases of Air France-KLM and the SkyTeam alliance. Schiphol offers easy access to a wide network of rail and road connections, and is close to both the Port of Amsterdam and the Port of Rotterdam. Schiphol is also the third-largest European airport in terms of cargo, and the airport is a major driver of the regional Dutch economy, generating jobs for about 64,000 people.