Traffic and transport figures for April 2019

6.1 million passengers travelled from, to or via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in April this year. The aircraft arriving at Schiphol were larger on average (3 more seats). The lower load factor (-0.8%) resulted in an average increase of 1.4% passengers compared to April 2018. The number of passengers who started or ended their journey at Schiphol increased by 2.7%, while the number of transfer passengers decreased by 0.9%.


The number of cargo flights decreased by 12.8% this month compared to April 2018. The average load factor of cargo and passenger flights decreased, resulting in a 9.3% decline of cargo volume.

Passenger destinations

April saw 4.3 million passengers travelling to and from European destinations (+1.6%). The European destinations that experienced the most rapid growth were Turkey (+9.7%) and Greece (+10.6%). Traffic to the Canary Islands was down by 19%. Passenger numbers to Iceland halved due to the termination of the daily flight service operated by WOW air.

In April, Schiphol welcomed 1.8 million intercontinental passengers (+1.1%). Among the connections to the Americas, Brazil (+19%) and the Dutch Caribbean (+12%) saw the most pronounced growth. Traffic to the Middle East increased relatively rapidly: Qatar by 10% and Dubai by 7%. Traffic from and to India fell by 36% due to the cancellation of multiple daily Jet Airways flight services.

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