Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Logo – The Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport is the airport of Amsterdam , the main airport of the Netherlands . The airport is located 15 km from the city. In 2009 traveled more than 51 million passengers per Schiphol, which makes it the fifth airport in Europe and the fourteenth in the world . However, in terms of passengers traveling on international flights in 2009, is the third airport in the world. Note that the number of flights operated by low cost carriers is very small, and that over 40% of all passengers traveling on international flights, mostly to the United States , Canada and Asia . This percentage and the high number of passengers at Schiphol become one of the major airports in the world for intercontinental connections .
Also ranks third as a European airport with more tons of cargo annually (1450 tons) after Frankfurt and Paris-CDG . Schiphol is the basis of the Dutch companies KLM , Martinair and Transavia , and U.S. company Delta Airlines and is the continent’s main airport connecting Europe to the United States and Canada. The airport has a large shopping area, both for travelers and those who pass through its railway station.
To get from the airport to the city can opt for different means of transport. Train, which takes you to Amsterdam Central Station. Car, take the E19 motorway to the city center. Taxi. Bus, Sternet Schiphol transport network.
Schiphol has 5 main runways and landing , plus one that is used for general aviation. The fifth track (really the sixth) was completed in 2003 and there are plans to start building a new clue. Schiphol is able to absorb about 60 million passengers annually but this number is expected to reach 85-90 million by 2012. Under the same airport is a fully underground rail station with service of trains 24 hours a day at the center of Amsterdam, to any Dutch city, several German cities and Brussels, Antwerp and Paris.
The direction of Schiphol, Amsterdam airport than the airport also handles Dutch Eindhoven , Rotterdam and Lelystad . At a global level also manages all the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm and around the airport John F. Kennedy in New York , the Milan-Malpensa Airport in Milan , the Hong Kong Airport , the airport of Hamburg in Germany and the airport in Brisbane in Australia . On February 25, 2009 a Turkish Airlines plane had an accident with 135 passengers near the international airport Schiphol in Amsterdam. In falling to the ground the unit broke into three parts. Nine people died.