Number of passengers utilizing Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 2010-2019

In 2019, approximately 71.68 million passengers utilized Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to fly to and from their destination. This is an increase compared to 2018, when passenger traffic amounted to just under 71 million. Furthermore, the majority of the passengers flew with KLM, easyJet and Transavia at Amsterdam Airport in 2019. KLM transported roughly 35 million passengers, whereas over 11.3 million passengers flew with easyJet and Transavia via Schiphol airport.

Aircraft movements at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Considering the number of aircraft movements at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the volume grew steadily from 2010 onwards. In 2019, total aircraft movements amounted to nearly 500,000. However, according to a stakeholder agreement from 2008, Schiphol is not allowed to further expand and are limited to 500,000 aircraft movements per year until 2020. Afterwards, Schiphol can expand if they reduce the noise pollution. A way to realize further growth is to shift a part of Schiphol’s operations and capacity towards Lelystad Airport (owned by the Schiphol Group). According to a survey regarding the expansion to Lelystad Airport by 2020, nearly half of the respondents agreed with the plans, whereas 35 percent of the individuals were against such an expansion.

How do passenger travel to and from Amsterdam Airport

In 2019, most of the passengers used public transport to travel to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (ID 688080). More than 47 percent of the respondents indicated that they went by public transport, whereas nearly 20 percent got dropped off by car. Parking at the airport got less and less popular, as it decreased annually from 13.6 percent in 2013 to 10.3 percent in 2018.

Passenger traffic at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol from 2010 to 2019

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Release date

November 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Passenger flight transport are those who used commercial flights as well as service passengers and persons who travel with free of charge flight tickets. It is excluding passengers who arrive and depart with the same flight number (direct transit passengers).
* The number provided for 2019 is provisional.
Figures have been rounded.

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