Schiphol one of world's best airports

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol was named one of the world’s best airports by passengers at a recent awards show. The airport won the Best in Western Europe award and was voted the World's 9th Best Airport at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2020. It also took first place in best website and digital services of airports in Europe and came in at third place in the same category in the world table. The awards included 550 airports from all around the world and were voted for by passengers with more than 100 nationalities. Passengers answered questions relating to the quality of the facilities, efficiency and staff friendliness.

A global benchmark of quality

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are considered a global benchmark for measuring the quality of global airports. Welcoming Schiphol’s strong performance and addressing the current challenges faced by the aviation industry in light of the coronavirus crisis, COO Birgit Otto said: “This award is a great mark of recognition for Schiphol and the airlines, given the competition of some 550 airports. We are tremendously happy with and proud of the work that our colleagues and partners carry out at the airport every day in order to give passengers a carefree and inspirational experience. Even during these challenging times for the aviation sector, we will continue to ensure that Schiphol continues to provide passengers with an experience and quality that meets their expectations."

The Amsterdam Area: a truly connected city region

Often called the ‘gateway to Europe’, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area offers full access to the continent: Schiphol Airport is centrally located and the Port of Amsterdam is ranked as one of Europe’s best ports. The region is also a thriving tech centre and home to one of the largest data transport hubs in the world, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). It also has the highest rankings of broadband penetration in Europe.

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