Newsroom Schiphol (blog)
2017
14
September
2017
In 2008, together with the aviation sector, the government and local residents, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol established three objectives for the further development of the Dutch aviation sector: noise mitigation, quality of life improvement and Mainpo...
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21
August
2017
Various media outlets published articles today concerning safety on the runways at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This is because 47 runway incursions were reported last year. What type of incidents are we talking about? And exactly how unsafe were thes...
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16
August
2017
You might never stop to consider it, but while you are enjoying your in-flight film, all kinds of things are travelling right along with you aboard your flight! Your fellow passengers, the aircraft personnel and everyone's baggage, sure. But we load ...
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21
July
2017
‘I’m going through Customs’ is the expression I hear most during my work day. But in actual fact, it’s incorrect. Let me explain why. Ben, an officer from the Border Control Agency The difference between customs and passport control You’ve a...
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14
July
2017
Hands up, legs apart and a nice smile for the camera. As part of our security check, every time you travel you'll go through a glass compartment that, in two seconds flat, scans your entire body. People often ask me what I can see of them on my compu...
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06
July
2017
By Sharita, ground attendant at Swissport. As a ground attendant, I am a distant ‘relative’ of the flight attendant. But although our names may be similar, the work I do is completely different! ...
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29
June
2017
The countdown has begun: the summer holiday is almost here! The entire country is gearing up to travel. By car, with the caravan or camper and on a plane: a great many people will be entering and leaving the country in the weeks ahead. Congestion is ...
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07
June
2017
It is a stormy day in our chilly little country. At Schiphol, pilots are braving the fierce winds with deft manoeuvres. This makes for some impressive footage. ...
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15
May
2017
Schiphol has eight piers, lettered B, C, D, E, F, G, H and M. The piers contain the corridors along which airplanes park and from which passengers board their flights. As you may have noticed, our alphabetisation is a little patchy, skipping over A a...
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04
May
2017
Once a year, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol falls silent. No roaring engines, no ‘You’re delaying the flight’ through the PA system, no rattling baggage belts. For two minutes, there is no sound at all. At Schiphol, together with all our partners, we als...
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19
April
2017
Is your bottle of water half-full or half-empty? Once you have passed Security Control, it won't make any difference. For security reasons, any bottled drinks are not permitted once through Passport Control. Do you still have one on you? Please dispo...
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14
April
2017
Easter, Ascension, spring bank holiday, summer and autumn holidays: the Dutch will be on the move in the coming months. And more and more Dutch travellers prefer to go by air. In the months ahead around 200,000 people will travel via Schiphol each da...
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01
April
2017
You may have seen or heard in yesterday’s news that Schiphol and André Kuipers have teamed up to achieve one great ambition – to build a spaceport by 2030. Schiphol loves to innovate, and we look forward to tackling aerospace travel.  ...
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27
March
2017
This weekend Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and 745 other electric cars in Helmond set the world record for the 'longest electric autocade'. The participating Schiphol car is just one of many electric vehicles in the airport's fleet. In fact, Schiphol is...
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21
March
2017
And we’re off: in the coming nine weeks, Runway 06-24 (the 'Kaagbaan') will undergo a complete renovation. Not a single centimetre will be left untouched. The runway will gain 225,000 m2 of fresh asphalt, 130 kilometres of new cabling and 1,500 brand...
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16
March
2017
Schiphol has six runways. Five are located near the terminal, but one – Runway 18R-36L or 'de Polderbaan' – is just a little bit further away. And that means a slightly longer taxiing time… Perhaps you feel that this always happens when you are on th...
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07
March
2017
A little less than a month to go before it is finished, and the first passengers can start using the new temporary departure hall. In just six months we have built a complete departure hall, including check-in desks and self-service check-in stations...
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28
February
2017
These days, you regularly hear that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is getting close to the agreed limit of 500,000 so-called 'air transport movements' But what does that mean exactly, and what role does Schiphol play in allocating new flights to airlines...
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21
February
2017
You might have already spotted them at the airport: the Welcome@Schiphol team. 38 retired Schiphol staff are working as volunteers to answer any questions the passengers may have, and we spent a shift with them. ...
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