Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM), known informally as Schiphol (Dutch: Luchthaven Schiphol, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlʏxtˌɦaːvə(n) ˌsxɪpˈɦɔl]), is the main international airport of the Netherlands. It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, North Holland. It is the third busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers. The airport is built as a single-terminal concept: one large terminal split into three large departure halls.
Schiphol is the hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair, Transavia and TUI fly Netherlands. The airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Air Lines and Jet Airways and as a base for EasyJet, Small Planet Airlines and Vueling.
Schiphol opened on 16 September 1916 as a military airbase. The end of the First World War also saw the beginning of civilian use of Schiphol Airport and the airport eventually lost its military role completely. By 1940, Schiphol had four asphalt runways at 45-degree angles. The airport was captured by the German military that same year and renamed Fliegerhorst Schiphol. The airport was destroyed through bombing but at the end of the war the airfield was restored quickly. In 1949, it was decided that Schiphol was to become the primary airport of the Netherlands. The airport's official English name, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, reflects the original Dutch word order (Luchthaven Schiphol).
|Royal Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Koninklijke Luchthaven Schiphol
|Owner/Operator||Royal Schiphol Group|
|Elevation AMSL||−11 ft / −3 m|
Schiphol Airport is an important European airport, ranking as Europe's third busiest and the world's fourteenth busiest by total passenger traffic in 2015 (14th in 2014 and 2013 and 16th in 2012). It also ranks as the world's fifth busiest by international passenger traffic and the world's sixteenth busiest for cargo tonnage. 63 625 664 passengers passed through the airport in 2016. Schiphol's main competitors in terms of passenger traffic and cargo throughput are London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Istanbul-Atatürk and Madrid–Barajas.
In 2010, 65.9% of passengers using the airport flew to and from Europe, 11.7% to and from North America and 8.8% to and from Asia; cargo volume was mainly between Schiphol and Asia (45%) and North America (17%).
In 2010, 106 carriers provided a total of 301 destinations on a regular basis. Passenger destinations were offered by 91 airlines. Direct (non-stop) destinations grew by 9 to a total of 274. Regular destinations serviced exclusively by full freighters (non-passenger) grew by eight to a total of twenty-seven.
The airport is built as one large terminal (a single-terminal concept), split into three large departure halls, which connect again once airside. The most recent of these was completed in 1994 and expanded in 2007 with a new section, called Terminal 4, although it is not considered a separate building. A new pier is to be opened in 2019 with a terminal extension planned to be operational by 2023. Plans for further terminal and gate expansion exist, including the construction of a separate new terminal between the Zwanenburgbaan and Polderbaan runways that would end the one-terminal concept.
Because of intense traffic and high landing fees, some low-cost carriers decided to move their flights to smaller airports, such as Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport. Many low-cost carriers, such as EasyJet and Transavia, however, continue to operate at Schiphol, using the low-cost H/M-pier. Lelystad Airport is currently being expanded aimed at accommodating some of the low-cost and leisure flights currently operating out of Schiphol, eventually taking up to 45.000 flights a year. 
Schiphol's name is derived from a former fortification named Fort Schiphol, which was part of the Stelling van Amsterdam defence works. Before 1852, the Haarlemmermeer polder in which the airport lies was a large lake with some shallow areas. There are multiple stories of how the place got its name. The most popular story is that in the shallow waters sudden violent storms could claim many ships. Winds were particularly strong in the Schiphol area since the prevailing wind direction is from the south-west, and Schiphol lies in the north-eastern corner of the lake. In English, Schiphol translates to "Ships Hell", a reference to many ships supposedly lost in the lake. When the lake was reclaimed, however, no shipwrecks were found. Another possible origin of the name is the word scheepshaal. A scheepshaal is a ditch or small canal in which ships would be towed from one lake to another. A third explanation would be that the name derived from the words scip hol. This is a low-lying area of land (hol) from where wood would be obtained to build ships.
Schiphol opened on 16 September 1916 as a military airbase, with a few barracks and a field serving as platform and runways. When civil aircraft started to use the field (17 December 1920), it was often called Schiphol-les-bains. The Fokker aircraft manufacturer started a factory near Schiphol airport in 1919. The end of the First World War also saw the beginning of civilian use of Schiphol Airport and the airport eventually lost its military role completely.
By 1940, Schiphol had four asphalt runways at 45-degree angles, all 1,020 metres (3,350 ft) or less. One was extended to become today's runway 04/22; two others crossed that runway at Bennebroek, Vijfhuizen and Vogelenzang to try to confuse allied bombers. A railway connection was also built. Despite these defences, the airfield was still bombed intensively, and an exceptionally heavy attack on 13 December 1943 caused so much damage that it rendered the airfield unusable as an active base. After that, it served only as an emergency landing field, until the Germans themselves destroyed the remnants of the airfield at the start of Operation Market Garden. At the end of the war, the airfield was quickly restored: the first aircraft, a Douglas DC-3, landed on 8 July 1945.. The airport was captured by the German military that same year and renamed Fliegerhorst Schiphol. A large amount of anti-aircraft defences were installed in the vicinity of the airport and fake decoy airfields were constructed in the vicinity near
A new terminal building was completed in 1949 and it was decided that Schiphol was to become the primary airport of the Netherlands. Expansion came at the cost of a small town called Rijk, which was demolished to make room for the growing airport. The name of this town is remembered in the name of the present Schiphol-Rijk industrial estate. In 1967 Schiphol expanded even further with a new terminal area at its current location. Most of the 1967 terminal is still in use today (Departure Halls 1 and 2) as are parts of the original piers (now called C, D and E). Dutch designer Benno Wissing created signage for Schiphol Airport, well known for its clear writing and thorough colour-coding; to avoid confusion, he prohibited any other signage in the shades of yellow and green used. The new terminal building replaced the older facilities once located on what is now the east side of the airport. The A-Pier (now C-pier) of the airport was modified in 1970 to allow Boeing 747 aircraft use the boarding gates. In 1977 a new pier (D, now called F) opened, dedicated to handling wide-body aircraft. The first railway station at the airport followed in 1978.
The construction of a new Air Traffic Control tower was completed in 1991 as the existing tower could no longer oversee all of the airport as it was further expanded. Departure Hall 3 was added to the terminal in 1993, as was another pier, G-pier. New wayfinding signage was designed that year as well by Paul Mijksenaar. A sixth runway was completed at quite some distance west of the rest of airport in 2003 and was nicknamed the Polderbaan, with the connecting taxiway crossing the A5 motorway. The distance of this runway means that taxi times to and from this runway can take between 10 and 20 minutes. It also required the construction of an additional Air Traffic Control tower as the primary tower is too far away to oversee this part of the airfield.
On 25 February 2005, a diamond robbery occurred at Schiphol's cargo terminal. The robbers used a stolen KLM van to gain airside access. The estimated value of the stones was around 75 million euros, making it one of the largest diamond robberies ever. Later that year, a fire broke out at the airport's detention centre, killing 11 people and injuring 15. The complex was holding 350 people at the time of the incident. Results from the investigation almost one year later showed that fire safety precautions were not in force. A national outrage resulted in the resignation of Justice Minister Donner (CDA) and Mayor Hartog of Haarlemmermeer. Spatial Planning Minister Dekker (VVD) resigned as well, because she bore responsibility for the construction, safety, and maintenance of state-owned buildings.
Schiphol uses a one-terminal concept, where all facilities are located under a single roof, radiating from the central plaza, Schiphol Plaza. The terminal, though, is divided into three sections or halls designated 1, 2 and 3. All of these halls, piers or concourses are connected. However, it is possible, on both sides of security or border inspection, to walk between piers, even those connected to different halls although border control separates Schengen from non-Schengen areas.The exception to this is the low-cost pier M: once airside (past security), passengers cannot access any other areas.
Schiphol Airport has approximately 165 boarding gates including eighteen double jetway gates used for widebody aircraft. The airport adopted a distinctive design with the second jetway extending over the aircraft wing hanging from a steel cantilever construction. Recent refurbishments have seen most of these jetways being replaced with a more conventional layout. Two gates feature a third jetway for handling of the Airbus A380. Emirates was the first airline to fly the A380 to Schiphol in August 2012, deploying the aircraft on its double daily Dubai–Amsterdam service. During the summer, China Southern Airlines also uses the A380 on its Beijing–Amsterdam route.
Schiphol has large shopping areas as a source of revenue and as an additional attraction for passengers. Schiphol Plaza not only connects the three halls but also houses a large shopping centre and the railway station, also attracting general visitors.
Departure Hall 1 consists of Piers B and C, both of which are dedicated Schengen areas and shares D-pier with Departure hall 2. Pier B has 14 gates and Pier C has 21 gates.
Departure Hall 2 consists of Piers D and E.
Pier D is the largest pier and has two levels. The lower floor houses non-Schengen flights and the upper floor is used for Schengen flights. By using stairs, the same jetways are used to access the aircraft. Schengen gates are numbered beginning with D-59; non-Schengen gates are numbered from D-1 to D-57.
Pier E is a dedicated non-Schengen area and has 14 gates. It is typically home to SkyTeam hub airlines Delta Air Lines and KLM, along with other members, such as China Airlines and China Southern Airlines. Other Middle Eastern and Asian airlines such as EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Iran Air and Air Astana also typically operate out of Pier E.
Departure Hall 3 consists of three piers: F, G, and H/M. Pier F has 8 gates and is typically dominated by SkyTeam members such as primary airline KLM, Kenya Airways, China Airlines and China Southern Airlines, and other members. Pier G has 13 gates and is the only pier that handles daily Airbus A380 service, by Emirates and China Southern Airlines. Piers F and G are non-Schengen areas.
Piers H and M are physically one concourse consisting of 7 shared gates and are home to low-cost airlines. Operating completely separate, H handles non-Schengen flights while M is dedicated to flights within the Schengen area.
A new general aviation terminal was opened in 2011 on the east side of the airport, operated as the KLM Jet Center. The new terminal building has a floorspace of 6,000 m2 (65,000 sq ft); 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) for the actual terminal and lounges, 4,000 m2 (43,000 sq ft) for office space and 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) for parking.
In summer 2010, Schiphol Airport Library opened alongside the museum, providing passengers access to a collection of 1,200 books (translated into 29 languages) by Dutch authors on subjects relating to the country's history and culture. The 89.9 m2 (968 sq ft) library offers e-books and music by Dutch artists and composers that can be downloaded free of charge to a laptop or mobile device.
For aviation enthusiasts, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a large rooftop viewing area, called the Panoramaterras. It is not accessible to connecting passengers unless they first exit the airport. Enthusiasts and the public can enter, free of charge, from the airport's landside. Since June 2011, it is the location for a KLM Cityhopper Fokker 100, modified to be a viewing exhibit. Besides the Panoramaterras, Schiphol has other spotting sites, especially along the newest Polderbaan runway and at the McDonald's restaurant at the north side of the airport.
Schiphol also has a new state-of-the-art cube-shaped Hilton hotel with 433 rooms, rounded corners and diamond-shaped windows. The spacious atrium has a 41-metre-high (135 ft) ceiling made of glass and is in the heart of the building. A covered walkway connects the hotel directly to the terminal. The hotel was completed in 2015.
In 2012, Schiphol Group announced an expansion of Schiphol, featuring a new pier, an expansion of the terminal, and a new parking garage. Pier A will be part of Departure Hall 1, which already has Pier B (14 gates) and Pier C (21 gates). The new Pier A will have 11 gates for flexible use. It can handle either 3 wide-body aircraft and 5 narrow-body aircraft, or 11 narrow-body aircraft. The first activities are expected to start in 2017 and to be completed in 2023. The expansions will cost about 500 million euros.
First, the new Pier A will be built to the southwest of Pier B, in an area currently used as a freight platform. Expected to be operational by the end of 2019, pier A will mainly be used for flights within Europe. To handle future growth in passengers, Schiphol will further expand the terminal and build a fourth departure hall with facilities for both departures and arrivals. From this new building, direct access will be made to Schiphol Plaza, continuing the one-terminal concept. When finished in 2023, Schiphol will be able to handle over 70 million passengers. Due to rapid growth of Schengen-passengers during 2016, Schiphol was however forced to rapidly build a temporary departure hall which opened in March 2017.
The Schiphol air traffic control tower, with a height of 101 m (331 ft), was the tallest in the world when constructed in 1991. Schiphol is geographically one of the world's lowest major commercial airports. The entire airport is below sea level; the lowest point sits at 3.4 m (11 ft) below sea level (or 1.4 m (4.5 ft) below the Dutch Normaal Amsterdams Peil (NAP)); the runways are around 3 m (9.8 ft) below NAP.
(in metres and feet)
|Runway common name||Source of the name||Surface||Notes|
|Polderbaan||Decided via contest. 'Polder' is the Dutch word for land reclaimed from a body of water. Schiphol Airport is situated in a polder.||Asphalt||Newest runway, opened 2003. Own control tower.
Located to reduce the noise impact on the surrounding population. Takeoffs only northbound and landings only southbound. The nearest end is located 5 km (3.1 mi) from the terminal building, and aircraft have a lengthy 15-minute taxi to and from the Terminal.
|Kaagbaan||Named after the Kagerplassen, a cluster of lakes which lies beyond the end of the runway||Asphalt||Opened in 1960. The Kaagbaan offered a location for spotters until the spotting location was closed in January 2008.|
|Buitenveldertbaan||Named after Buitenveldert, a part of Amsterdam||Asphalt||Opened in 1967. El Al Flight 1862 was trying to make an emergency landing on this runway when it crashed into a block of flats in the Bijlmermeer.|
|Aalsmeerbaan||Named after Aalsmeer||Asphalt||Opened in 1950.|
|Zwanenburgbaan||Named after the village Zwanenburg||Asphalt||Opened in 1968. El Al Flight 1862 took off from this runway before crashing into flats in the Bijlmermeer when the plane was trying to return to the airport.|
|Oostbaan||Most Eastern (Oost) of all runways||Asphalt||Opened in 1945. Primarily used for general aviation traffic. In October 2010 a B-737 of Corendon Airlines overshot the short runway and ended up with its nosegear in the mud.|
|Aer Lingus||Cork, Dublin|
|Air Arabia Maroc||Fez, Nador, Tangier|
|Air France||Marseille, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Strasbourg|
operated by HOP!
|Clermont–Ferrand, Nantes, Lille, Rennes, Strasbourg|
|Air Mauritius||Seasonal: Mauritius (begins 26 March 2018)|
|Air Transat||Seasonal: Calgary, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver|
|airBaltic||Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius|
Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
|Arkia||Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion|
|British Airways||London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow|
operated by BA CityFlyer
|Cathay Pacific||Hong Kong|
|China Eastern Airlines||Shanghai–Pudong|
|China Southern Airlines||Beijing–Capital, Guangzhou|
|Corendon Dutch Airlines||Bodrum, Gran Canaria, Hurghada
Seasonal: Alicante, Aqaba, Banjul, Burgas, Eilat–Ovda, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Girona, Heraklion, Lanzarote, Málaga, Marrakesh, Ohrid, Palma de Mallorca, Plovdiv
Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Pula
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles (begins 18 June 2018), Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Newark (ends 23 March 2018), Orlando (begins 31 March 2018), Portland (OR), Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma|
|easyJet||Alicante, Belfast–International, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Bristol, Budapest, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend, London–Stansted, Lyon, Málaga, Manchester, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Nice, Prague, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Venice, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Catania, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Marseille, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Salzburg, Split, Tenerife–South, Toulouse
|easyJet Switzerland||Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva|
|El Al||Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion|
|Etihad Airways||Abu Dhabi|
operated by Air Berlin
operated by Germanwings
|EVA Air||Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Taipei–Taoyuan|
|Flybe||Birmingham, Doncaster/Sheffield, Exeter, London–City, Manchester, Nottingham/East Midlands, Southampton|
|Iran Air||Tehran–Imam Khomeini|
|Israir Airlines||Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion|
|Jet Airways||Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Toronto–Pearson|
|Kenya Airways||Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta|
|KLM||Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Accra, Alicante, Aruba, Athens, Atlanta, Bahrain, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Beijing–Capital, Bergen, Berlin–Tegel, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bogotá, Bonaire, Bordeaux, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cagliari, Calgary, Cape Town, Cartagena, Catania, Chengdu, Chicago–O'Hare, Copenhagen, Curaçao, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Denpasar/Bali, Dubai–International, Dublin, Edinburgh, Edmonton, Entebbe, Fortaleza (begins 3 May 2018), Freetown, Geneva, Glasgow, Gothenburg–Landvetter, Guayaquil, Hamburg, Hangzhou, Havana, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston–Intercontinental, Istanbul–Atatürk, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo, Kiev–Boryspil, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuwait, Lagos, Lima, Lisbon, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Manila, Mexico City, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montpellier, Monrovia, Montréal–Trudeau, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, New York–JFK, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nice, Nuremberg, Osaka–Kansai, Oslo–Gardermoen, Panama City, Paramaribo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto, Prague, Quito, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Rome–Fiumicino, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Singapore, St. Maarten, Saint Petersburg, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tokyo–Narita, Toronto–Pearson, Toulouse, Valencia, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw–Chopin, Washington–Dulles, Windhoek–Hosea Kutako, Xiamen, Zagreb, Zürich
Seasonal: Almaty, Astana, Colombo, Ibiza, Mauritius, Miami, Salt Lake City, San José (CR), Split
operated by CityJet
|Birmingham, Dublin (ends 24 March 2018), London–City|
operated by KLM Cityhopper
|Aalborg, Aberdeen, Ålesund, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–City, Berlin–Tegel, Bilbao, Billund, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bremen, Bristol, Brussels, Cagliari, Cardiff, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Durham Tees Valley, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Gdańsk, Geneva, Genoa, Gothenburg–Landvetter, Graz, Hamburg, Hanover, Humberside, Inverness, Kraków, Kristiansand, Leeds/Bradford, Linköping, London–City, London–Heathrow, Luxembourg, Lyon, Manchester, Montpellier, Munich, Nice, Norwich, Nuremberg, Prague, Sandefjord, Southampton, Split, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Trondheim, Turin, Växjö (begins 14 May 2018), Venice, Vienna, Warsaw–Chopin, Zagreb, Zürich|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Warsaw–Chopin|
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
operated by LOT Polish Airlines
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle
operated by Norwegian Long Haul
|New York–JFK (begins 7 May 2018) |
|Pegasus Airlines||Antalya, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Bodrum, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca, Nador, Tangier
Seasonal: Al Hoceima, Oujda
|Royal Jordanian||Amman–Queen Alia|
|Scandinavian Airlines||Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda|
operated by El Al
|Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion|
Seasonal: Antalya, Kayseri, Konya
|SunExpress Deutschland||Seasonal: Al Hoceima
Seasonal charter: Nador
|Swiss International Air Lines||Zürich|
|TACV||Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Praia, São Vicente|
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon|
|TAP Air Portugal
operated by TAP Express
|Thomas Cook Airlines||Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–South|
|Transavia||Agadir, Alicante, Almería, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Belgrade, Casablanca, Catania, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Helsinki, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Katowice, La Palma, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Ljubljana, Lisbon, Málaga, Marrakech, Munich, Naples, Nice, Paris–Orly, Pisa, Porto, Reus, Seville, Sofia, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Turin, Valencia, Zürich
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Antalya, Bodrum, Chambéry, Chania, Chios, Corfu, Dalaman, Dubai–International, Dubrovnik, Girona, Heraklion, İzmir, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Kos, Malta, Menorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Preveza, Rhodes, Sal, Salzburg, Samos, Santorini, Verona, Volos, Zakynthos
|TUI fly Belgium||Nador, Tangier|
|TUI fly Netherlands||Alicante, Aruba, Banjul, Boa Vista, Bonaire, Cancún, Curaçao, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Holguín, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Málaga, Marsa Alam, Menorca, Miami, Montego Bay, Orlando–Sanford, Praia, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Sal, São Vicente, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife–South, Varadero, Zanzibar
Seasonal: Antalya, Bodrum, Burgas, Catania, Corfu, Dakar, Dalaman, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Faro, Girona, Heraklion, Ibiza, Ivalo, İzmir, Karpathos, Kefalonia, Kittilä, Kos, La Palma, Mauritius, Ohrid, Palma de Mallorca, Paramaribo, Pico, Ponta Delgada, Porto Santo, Preveza, Pula, Rhodes, Samos, Sitia, Terceira, Tivat, Varna, Zakynthos, Zanzibar, Zadar (begins 6 July 2018)
|Turkish Airlines||Istanbul–Atatürk, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen|
|Ukraine International Airlines||Kiev–Boryspil|
|United Airlines||Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, Washington–Dulles|
|Vueling||Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Florence, Fuerteventura, Lisbon, London–Luton, Málaga, Milan–Malpensa, Porto, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Valencia
|Air China Cargo||Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin|
|AirBridgeCargo Airlines||Anchorage, Chengdu, Chicago–O'Hare, Khabarovsk, Los Angeles, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Shanghai–Pudong, Zhengzhou|
|Cathay Pacific Cargo||Chennai, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Frankfurt, Hong Kong|
|Centurion Air Cargo||Caracas, Houston–Intercontinental, Miami|
|China Airlines Cargo||Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Prague, Taipei–Taoyuan|
|China Cargo Airlines||Shanghai–Pudong, Ningbo, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Zaragoza, Copenhagen, Tianjin|
|China Southern Airlines Cargo||Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai–Pudong|
|DHL Aviation||East Midlands, London–Heathrow|
|Emirates SkyCargo||Chicago O'Hare, Columbus–Rickenbacker, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Oslo–Gardermoen|
operated by Atlas Air
|Abu Dhabi, Barbados, Bogotá, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, San Juan|
|FedEx Express||Oslo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle|
|Iran Air Cargo||Tehran Imam-Khomeini|
|Korean Air Cargo||Seoul–Incheon|
|LATAM Cargo Chile||Frankfurt, Campinas–Viracopos, Santiago de Chile|
|Martinair||Aguadilla, Bogotá, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Campinas–Viracopos, Caracas, Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Guatemala City, Harare, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Kigali, Lima, London–Stansted, Lusaka, Miami, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Quito, Santiago de Chile|
|MNG Airlines||Istanbul–Atatürk, Munich, Tripoli–Mitiga|
|Nippon Cargo Airlines||Tokyo–Narita, Milano-Malpensa, Frankfurt-Hahn|
|Qatar Airways Cargo||Chicago–O'Hare, Doha|
|Saudia Cargo||Dammam, Jeddah, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta|
|Silk Way Airlines||Baku|
|Singapore Airlines Cargo||Bangalore, Chennai, Chicago–O'Hare, Cincinnati, London–Heathrow, Mumbai, Sharjah, Singapore|
|Turkish Airlines Cargo||Istanbul–Atatürk, London–Stansted|
|Yangtze River Express||Munich, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Zhengzhou|
|Rank||Airport||Passengers 2016||Change %|
|1||UK, London (Heathrow), United Kingdom||1,617,293||1.8|
|2||Spain, Barcelona, Spain||1,305,467||8.6|
|3||France, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), France||1,185,238||3.0|
|4||Italy, Rome (Fiumicino), Italy||1,099,072||3.6|
|5||UK, London (Gatwick), United Kingdom||1,070,745||2.8|
|6||UK, Manchester, United Kingdom||1,021,208||19.0|
|7||Spain, Madrid, Spain||1,000,680||7.2|
|8||Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark||974,999||6.8|
|9||Ireland, Dublin, Ireland||936,793||54.0|
|10||Germany, Frankfurt, Germany||817,512||2.3|
|11||Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland||800,461||5.2|
|12||Germany, Munich, Germany||795,350||0.7|
|13||Turkey, Istanbul (Atatürk), Turkey||790,021||1.6|
|14||Sweden, Stockholm (Arlanda), Sweden||780,773||6.2|
|15||Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal||773,801||15.6|
|16||Austria, Vienna, Austria||712,648||24.2|
|17||Norway, Oslo (Gardermoen), Norway||686,813||7.1|
|18||Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland||666,960||2.7|
|19||Italy, Milan (Linate), Italy||651,365||4.2|
|20||UK, Edinburgh, United Kingdom||649,871||4.9|
|Rank||Airport||Passengers 2016||Change %|
|1||UAE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates||832,772||7.5|
|2||USA, Atlanta, United States||777,335||0.0|
|3||USA, New York (JFK), United States||677,992||2.4|
|4||Canada, Toronto, Canada||568,326||35.8|
|5||USA, Detroit, United States||538,408||10.0|
|6||Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel||511,374||30.8|
|7||Curacao, Curaçao, Curaçao||470,012||2.3|
|8||USA, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, United States||451,875||4.2|
|9||Thailand, Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), Thailand||439,839||1.7|
|10||Hong_Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong||418,975||2.4|
|11||UAE, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||410,624||9.5|
|12||China, Shanghai (Pudong), China||381,008||29.3|
|13||China, Beijing (Capital), China||359,189||5.4|
|14||India, Delhi, India||331,098||57.2|
|15||USA, Houston, United States||309,470||0.6|
|16||Singapore, Singapore, Singapore||307,336||2.5|
|17||USA, Los Angeles, United States||296,786||5.3|
|18||Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya||295,314||4.4|
|19||Qatar, Doha, Qatar||284,516||98.7|
|20||Peru, Lima, Peru||280,672||9.6|
|Rank||Country||movements 2016||Change %|
|Rank||Country||Passengers 2016||Change %|
The TransPort Building on the Schiphol Airport property houses the head offices of Martinair and Transavia. Construction of the building, which has 10,800 m2 (116,000 sq ft) of rentable space, began on 17 March 2009. Schiphol Group and the architect firm Paul de Ruiter designed the building, while De Vries and Verburg, a firm of Stolwijk, constructed the building.
The World Trade Center Schiphol Airport houses the head office of SkyTeam, the Netherlands office of China Southern Airlines, and the Netherlands offices of Iran Air. The head office of Schiphol Group, the airport's operator, is located on the airport property. The Convair Building, with its development beginning after a parcel was earmarked for its development in 1999, houses KLM offices, including KLM Recruitment Services and the head office of KLM Cityhopper. The original control tower of Schiphol Airport, which the airport authorities had moved slightly from its original location, now houses a restaurant. The area Schiphol-Rijk includes the head offices of TUI fly Netherlands and Amsterdam Airlines.
At one time KLM had its head office briefly on the grounds of Schiphol Airport. Its current head office in nearby Amstelveen had a scheduled completion at the end of 1970. Previously Martinair had its head office in the Schiphol Center (Dutch: Schiphol Centrum) at Schiphol Airport. Formerly, the head office of Transavia was in the Building Triport III at Schiphol Airport. NLM Cityhopper and later KLM Cityhopper previously had their head offices in Schiphol Airport building 70.
Nippon Cargo Airlines has its Europe regional headquarters at Schiphol. The National Aerospace Museum Aviodome–Schiphol was previously located at Schiphol. In 2003 the museum moved to Lelystad Airport and was renamed the "Aviodrome."
The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the national Dutch train operator, has a major passenger railway station directly underneath the passenger terminal complex that offers transportation 24 hours a day into the four major cities Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam. There are efficient and often direct services to many other cities in the country. There are intercity connections to Lelystad, Amsterdam Centraal, Utrecht Centraal, both The Hague Centraal and The Hague HS, Rotterdam Centraal, Eindhoven, 's-Hertogenbosch, Leeuwarden, Groningen, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Enschede, Arnhem, Nijmegen and Heerlen. Schiphol is also a stop for the Thalys international high-speed train, connecting the airport directly to Antwerp, Brussels, Lille and Paris Gare du Nord, as well as to Bourg St Maurice (winter) and Marseille (summer). The Intercity-Brussel (also named "beneluxtrein") to Antwerp and Brussels stops 16x a day at the airport.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is also easily accessible by bus, as many services call or terminate at the bus station located outside in front of the terminal building.
|Aalsmeer||342, Nightbus N42|
|Alphen aan den Rijn||370|
|Amstelveen||186, 199, 300, Night bus N30|
|Amsterdam, Leidseplein/city centre||397, night bus N97 "Amsterdam Airport Express"||Leidseplein is the closest destination to Amsterdam's city centre
that is served by bus from Schiphol.
|Amsterdam, Osdorp||69, 194, 195, Night bus N95|
|Amsterdam, Amsterdam–Zuid and Buitenveldert||341|
|Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena||300, Night bus N30|
|Haarlem||300, Night bus N30|
|Hoofddorp||300, 397, 341, Night bus N30, Night bus N97|
|Ijmuiden||Night bus N30||During day-time with transfer in Haarlem, 300 --> 385|
|Keukenhof Gardens||858 (seasonal)||Every 6-7min, from 22 March until 13 May 2018|
|Nieuw-vennep||397, Night bus N97|
|Ouderkerk aan de Amstel||300, Night bus N30|
|Schiphol||180, 181, 185, 186, 187, 190, 191, 193, 194, 195, 198, 199|
|Uithoorn||342, Night bus N42|
|Vijfhuizen||300, Night bus N30|
The Taiwanese EVA Air provides private bus services from Schiphol to Belgium for its Belgium-based customers. The service, which departs from and arrives at bus stop C11, goes to Sint-Gillis, Brussels (near the Brussels-South (Midi) railway station) and Berchem, Antwerp (near Antwerp-Berchem bus station). The service is co-operated with Reizen Lauwers NV.