Schiphol makes airport of the future tangible for passengers

Passengers travelling to intercontinental destinations from Schiphol are learning about the airport of the future in ‘The Future Case’, which brings together the past, present and future of Schiphol along with information about moving towards sustainable aviation. Before departing, passengers in Lounge 3 can take a journey through time thanks to the interactive presentation. 

A touch screen installation, in which the screens are designed to look like suitcases, enables passengers to find out everything Schiphol is doing together with its partners to make their travel more sustainable, now and in the future. From travelling to the airport, in the terminal to the gate and in the air. Seats next to the installation are provided with an interactive game that allows everyone to build their own airport of the future. 

Airport of the future 

The Future Case describes the journey to a net-zero carbon emissions and zero-waste airport by 2030 and climate-neutral aviation by 2050. It also explains the steps that are already being taken to advance sustainability at the airport. Passengers learn that the terminal runs on wind energy, for example, how the airport is already largely off the gas grid, how Schiphol recycles materials or how the number of electric vehicles on the apron is increasing all the time.  

Responsible flying 

Passengers are also shown what action is being taken to make flying more sustainable, including investment in sustainable aviation fuels and innovations such as quieter and cleaner aircraft. The many different options that passengers have to reduce the environmental impact of their trip are also explained. 

Travel brings people and cultures closer together. The unique connection to the world we live in also entails caring for our world. We are aware that aviation has an impact on our living environment and the climate. That is why we will be travelling differently in the future. With innovations, such as quieter and cleaner aircraft. And with investments in sustainable fuels or electric and hydrogen propulsion. We want to make passengers aware of what is involved in making aviation more sustainable, and how they themselves can contribute by making conscious travel choices. This all comes together in The Future Case. It is our intention to underline the importance of this.

Denise Pronk, who is responsible for sustainability at Royal Schiphol Group

Discover The Future Case at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Departure Lounge 3, or visit: www.thefuturecase.nl  

For more information about our route to becoming the most sustainable airport: Schiphol | Moving towards sustainable aviation