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May
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Europe/Amsterdam

Traffic and transport figures for April 2017

April saw 5.8 million passengers travelling to, from or via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This was 11.3% more than in April 2016.One of the reasons for this growth was that Easter weekend was in April this year, while last year it was in March. May holiday began this year on 22 April, while last year this was on 30 April. The number of air transport movements rose by 5.3% compared to April 2016. On average, the aircraft serving Amsterdam Airport Schiphol had four more seats than previously.

Destinations

Of the 5.8 million passengers, 4.1 million were travelling within Europe. 1.7 million passengers were travelling to intercontinental destinations. The highest growth in the number of passengers on intercontinental flights was on flights to and from Latin America.

April was the first full month of the summer season that Schiphol has four new destinations: Freetown, Monrovia, Cartagena and Cagliari.

Cargo

Cargo transport to and from Schiphol grew from 137.665 tons in January 2016 to 146.344 tons in January 2017, an increase of 6.3%.

A total overview of the traffic and transport figures can be found here.

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