Traffic and transport figures for October 2021

3.7 million passengers flew from, via or to Schiphol in October 2021. In October 2020 that number was 1.1 million. In October 2019, without the effects of COVID-19 on Schiphol, 6.4 million passengers travelled through Schiphol. The number of flights to and from Schiphol was 31.326 (+60% compared to 2020, -30% compared to 2019). The number of cargo flights was 2,019 (-6% compared to 2020, +51% compared to 2019), which contributed to a 7% increase in transported tonnage compared to last year and a 4% increase compared to 2019.


Of the 3.7 million passengers in October, 1.4 million passengers had a transfer at Schiphol. The passengers with a transfer were 700.000 unique passengers, who are counted two times in the international counting method: as an arriving passenger and departing passenger. Almost 3 million passengers travelled from or to a destination within Europe, 750.000 outside of Europe.

During the autumn holiday (15-31 October) more than 2 million passengers flew from, via or to Schiphol. That is around three times more than in the autumn break of 2020. However, this number is still a lot less than the autumn break of 2019 (more than 3 million passengers). This autumn holiday, locally departing passengers mainly went to Istanbul, London and Barcelona.


The number of all-cargo flights has increased, from 1,340 to 2,019, compared to 2019. This compensates for the tonnage normally transported on passenger flights compared with 2019, with a total transported volume of almost 149,000 tonnes.

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