Newsroom Schiphol (news)

2018
15
August
2018
17.00 Update Air Traffic Control: Air traffic is back to normal.   We expect delays for the rest of the day. We advise passengers to check Schiphol.com, our app or their airline for current flight information.   14.20, update Air Traff...
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03
August
2018
The preliminary relief court has partially ruled in favour of FNV and CNV to permit a maximum of 5 work stoppages not exceeding 15 minutes per 24-hour period, but it has prohibited strike actions in excess of 15 minutes as well as work stoppages duri...
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01
August
2018
Schiphol has filed for a preliminary injunction to prohibit the 15- and 20-minute work stoppages by security officers announced by FNV and CNV until 30 September of this year. In this exceptionally busy period at the airport, these strike actions may...
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23
July
2018
On Monday morning, 23 July, runway 18R-36L, known in Dutch as the Polderbaan, was back in use. The runway was out of commission last week to allow necessary maintenance work to be carried out on one of its taxiways. Runway 18R-36L is often used be...
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17
July
2018
In June of this year, 6.4 million travellers flew from, to or via Schiphol, representing an increase of 3.8% relative to last year. Whereas normally June is quieter than May, which is a busy holiday period, this year passenger numbers in June were as...
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16
July
2018
In March 2017 the PostNL Baggage Service was introduced for passengers from Schiphol. Since this week, the existing self-service baggage drop-off technology used at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is also used for this baggage service. The technology from...
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05
July
2018
On average 220,000 people travel from, to or through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol each day during the summer holiday period (7 July to 2 September). That’s 12.7 million passengers in total, a 2.4% increase on the summer holiday period in 2017. The busi...
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03
July
2018
Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and the aviation sector have concluded an agreement to further improve safety at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The core of the ‘Schiphol Safety Improvement’ management system at the...
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26
June
2018
In May of this year 6.4 million travellers flew from, to or via Schiphol. This is an increase of +3% compared with last year. May was, as it traditionally is, a busy holiday month, although the peak for departures was partly in April. The number o...
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25
June
2018
As of 1 October, Job Verkerke (42) will be the new Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of Royal Schiphol Group. As such, Verkerk will be responsible for the procurement of the airport business. Currently employed by Philips, he will be succeeding Marc Un...
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20
June
2018
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol received the 2018 Eco-Innovation Award. This prize is awarded every year by the Airport Council International Europe (ACI) to a European airport with excellent and innovative performance on sustainability. According to t...
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20
June
2018
Starting now, passengers at Schiphol can exchange their leftover euros for Bitcoin or Ethereum at a ‘Bitcoin ATM’. The ATM is a trial and Schiphol is the first European airport to offer this service. “Schiphol is constantly looking for ways to inn...
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19
June
2018
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has slid from first to second place in the rankings of European airports with the best direct connectivity, while Frankfurt Airport has assumed the top position. Schiphol has meanwhile been named the world’s second-best-hub...
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ACI
28
May
2018
Passengers arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's Pier E in the next few years will be greeted with a stunning sight: a presentation of 12 Delftware vases from the gardens of Paleis Het Loo, arranged by well-known Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer. This...
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23
May
2018
In April of this year 6.0 million travellers flew from, to or via Schiphol. This is an increase of +3% compared with last year. The month saw the start of the May school holidays, which are always busy. The number of air transport movements remain...
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22
May
2018
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been voted Best Airport in Europe at the 2018 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards. These annual awards, organised by Asia Cargo News, recognise businesses that set the standard for the entire supply c...
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16
May
2018
As of today, the aviation parties at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are connected to the European network managed by Eurocontrol NMOC (Network Manager Operation Centre) through its local Airport CDM (Collaborative Decision Making) process. Following 27 o...
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27
April
2018
Dutch Trade union FNV has announced a work interruption at Menzies Aviation, AviaPartner and Swissport Handling, starting at 5pm. At check-in, employees will work according to applicable rules during two hours. Work will also be interrupted for 45 mi...
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18
April
2018
In March of this year, 5.6 million passengers travelled to, from or via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, representing an increase of +7.7% relative to last year. The start of the Easter weekend boosted figures slightly. Heavy fog led to flight cancella...
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16
April
2018
Royal Schiphol Group, Eneco and the municipality of Vianen opened the new Autena wind farm today. The farm has three wind turbines, two of which supply green energy to Royal Schiphol Group. This supply amounts to around 20 GWh per year, which is comp...
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13
April
2018
Yesterday marked the Schiphol Aviation Awards ceremony at the O.T. building, the home base of Schiphol’s snow fleet, presented by Chief Operations Officer & Executive Vice President of Royal Schiphol Group Birgit Otto. With its awards, Schiphol annua...
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12
April
2018
In the period from 20 April through 14 May, a total of 5.2 million passengers will travel to, from and via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. During the official May holiday week, the number of people arriving and departing will be 7–8% higher than the same...
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11
April
2018
Royal Schiphol Group awarded the contract for the construction of the new pier at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the joint venture of Ballast Nedam and TAV Construction. The contract includes the construction of the pier, gatehouses and the surroundin...
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05
April
2018
A silent space at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? It might surprise you, but it does actually exist. Our brand-new Meditation Centre (Stiltecentrum in Dutch) was officially opened today. Here, we welcome travellers who wish to pray, meditate or who simpl...
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30
March
2018
The new pier at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one step closer to completion. The foundation has been laid, which means construction can now begin. The new pier is expected to become operational by the end of 2019. It has eight gates and will be the m...
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28
March
2018
From today, public transport at and around Schiphol Airport is a lot greener. This is thanks to the introduction of 100 electric buses. Together they comprise the biggest zero-emissions bus fleet in Europe, which will increase to no fewer than 258 el...
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26
March
2018
February of this year saw 4.8 million passengers travelling to, from or via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, representing an increase of +9.6% relative to last year. Due to the winter weather and strong winds, flights were cancelled on 9th and 28th Februa...
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26
March
2018
This summer, as always, the flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offer numerous options for beautiful European or intercontinental destinations. The 2018 summer schedule started on Sunday 25 March. This summer, we are welcoming a new airline to...
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22
March
2018
Passengers passing through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are served by the best airport staff in Europe. In recognition of this fact, yesterday Schiphol was awarded the Skytrax World Airport Award. The jury comprised nearly 14 million passengers, who co...
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16
March
2018
Thanks to generous donations by travelers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the efforts of airport staff, who together raised a total of 214,700 euros in 2017, Amref Flying Doctors can train 1,000 additional care providers in Africa and give some 500...
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