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. More