Passenger volume at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands 2018, by region

As of 2018, most passengers that utilized Amsterdam Airport Schiphol came from Europe. Approximately 50 million European passengers used Schiphol, whereas 7.2 and five million passengers came from North America and the Asia-Pacific region respectively. KLM registered more than 34 million passengers that flew with them from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Easyjet and Transavia saw the passenger volume amount to roughly 5.99 and 5.3 million passengers, respectively.

Schiphol Group

Schiphol Group is 100 percent shareholder of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and two other Dutch airports. This group is for 70 percent owned by the Dutch Ministry of Finance. The revenue of Schiphol Group amounted to over 1.5 billion euros in 2018, the highest revenue reached in the period between 2014 to 2018. 55 percent of the revenue was generated by aviation, and 21 percent by consumer products and services.

Relocating Schiphol to the North Sea

To prevent sound nuisance. create space for other projects and decrease traffic to Amsterdam Airport, the discussion to move Schiphol to the North Sea opened again in 2018. From a survey conducted on aviation in the Netherlands in 2018, respondents were asked what their thoughts were on moving or extending Schiphol to an island on the North Sea. Roughly 25 percent of the respondents were against such a measure, whereas over 40 percent were positive about relocating Schiphol Airport.

Number of passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands in 2018, by region

Number of passengers in millions
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Release date

March 2019



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Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

The numbers exclude transits.

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