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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the busiest airport in the Netherlands and home to the Dutch flag carrier KLM. The airport is known among the aviation community for its Polderbaan located 5km from the terminal building. (Featured Image: Getty Images)

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KLM Cityhopper is based at Schiphol Airport. Photo: Getty Images
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Passenger Count :
20,887,144 (2020)
Runways :
18R/36L 'Polderbaan' - 3,800m (12,467ft) | 06/24 'Kaagbaan' - 3,500m (11,483ft) | 09/27 'Buitenveldertbaan' - 3,453m (11,329ft) | 18L/36R 'Aalsmeerbaan' - 3,400m (11,155ft) | 18C/36C 'Zwanenburgbaan' - 3,300m (10,827ft) | 04/22 'Oostbaan' - 2,014m (6,608ft)
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latest Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Articles

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Why Amsterdam Schiphol Airport's Drive For Quality Improvement Could Raise Ticket Prices

The airport is looking to make improvements, but this could result in an increase in ticket prices.

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Adults Only: Corendon Airlines Launching 16+ Cabin Sections

It's certainly not what you might think.

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The History Of Transavia - KLM's Low Cost Subsidiary

Looking at how Transavia has evolved over the years.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport's 5 Largest European Markets By Aircraft Movements

The United Kingdom replaces Spain in the top spot, and several airports see a significant boost in connectivity.

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What Is The KLM Bus?

The service connects four Dutch cities with the carrier's main hub.

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Finnair Celebrates 75 Years Of Flights To Amsterdam

On July 20th, one of Europe's most favoured airlines celebrated another historic milestone.

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KLM Wants Some Passengers To Stop Flying & Start Taking The Train

Passengers traveling the 200 miles between Amsterdam and Brussels are encouraged to take Thalys' rail alternative to cut air emissions.

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Dutch Government Wins Case To Cut Flights At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The high court has decided the Government's plan to reduce flights by 12% can go ahead.

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KLM Will Invest In New Planes & Fly Them At Night To Meet Dutch Noise Targets

The Dutch flag carrier aims to slash noise pollution at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by up to 20% during the daytime and 15% at night.

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Minimum Connection Times At European Hubs: A Brief Guide

Different hub airports situated across the continent have different guidance.

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KLM Will Exceed Its 2019 UK Schedule With 477 Weekly Flights This Summer

The SkyTeam airline serves 17 UK destinations.

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Air India Now Flies To 9 European Airports: Here's Where It Could Add Next

The Star Alliance carrier has just inaugurated Amsterdam, having last served the airport in 1997.

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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.

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easyJet Begins Selling Winter London Southend-Amsterdam Flights

More destinations could be on the way for Southend Airport.

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Iceland's PLAY Announces Record One-Month Passenger Figure & Daily Amsterdam Flights

PLAY has just broken its record of passengers carried in any given month.

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IATA Director General: Schiphol Airport Has No Shame

Despite highlighting strong airline profits, IATA Director General Willie Walsh expresses organizations need to do more to help the industry.

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Air Canada Inaugurates Boeing 787 Amsterdam-Montreal Flights

The flight is also partnering with Neste to use sustainable aviation fuel.

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Qatar Airways Signs Deal For 3,000 Tonnes Of SAF At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Shell will provide Qatar Airways with enough Sustainable Aviation Fuel to cover 5% of all fuel consumed on flights from Amsterdam for a year.

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London Southend Airport Welcomes First Flights From Amsterdam and Faro

The new services join Malaga and Palma de Majorca, with Paris arriving in October

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Kenya Airways Operates Its Most Sustainable Boeing 787 Flight Yet

A significant milestone for Kenya Airways and the African aviation industry.