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Old August 9th, 2005, 03:30 PM   #61
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so amsterdam schiphol (EHAM) is on the second place of european competion?
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Old September 1st, 2005, 09:58 PM   #63
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The new H-pier
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in February 2005 started construction of its new Pier H for European point-to-point traffic.

The new pier, the airports seventh pier, will contain seven aircraft parking stands and will be built perpendicular to the existing Pier G. The new pier is needed to create more space in the central area of the airport terminal to accommodate the anticipated growth of the
SkyTeam alliance, incorporating Air France-KLM and partners.

By adding the new Pier H to the west wing of the airport terminal, space will be created
for a number of airlines that are not part of the SkyTeam alliance, and which carry few
transfer passengers. This is to avoid a possible shortage of aircraft parking stands for Air France-KLM and partners in the central area of the terminal in the next few years.

Pier H differs from the airports other piers because market requirements have changed.
Point-to-point airlines that carry few transfer passengers, in particular require efficient ground-handling services and short turnaround times (the time between aircraft arrival
and departure).

The new pier will not contain passenger jetties. The passenger will be guided from the new departure lounge to the pre-boarding zones on the ground floor of the pier shortly
before boarding. The passenger can then walk across the apron (20 to 40 metres) to the
aircraft parked close to the waiting area. Just as at other piers, coach transport is available to take disabled persons from the departure lounge to the aircraft.

Pier H will serve both Schengen and non-Schengen flights. A new Schengen lounge,
Departure Lounge 4, will be created in the newly extended west wing of the airport terminal in addition, and adjacent to the existing non-Schengen lounge, Departure Lounge 3.
Schengen and non-Schengen passengers can thus access Pier H independently of each other.

The new pier is scheduled to be completed around mid-October this year, opening in early
November 2005.

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Old September 1st, 2005, 11:56 PM   #64
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Old October 28th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #65
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Passenger volume growth in September up almost 5% at Amsterdam Airport

According to provisional Schiphol Group figures, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol served over 4.1 million passengers in September 2005, a 4.9% increase over September last year. Just as in the preceding months the strongest growth was achieved in the volume of intercontinental passengers, which was up by almost 8%. The number of passengers travelling to European destinations rose by 4%.

Passenger volume was up by 3.7% during the first nine months of this year compared with the same period in 2004.

Air Transport Movements
During the month of September 2005, 35,709 air transport movements were carried out at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, an increase of 1.1% over September 2004. The growth was achieved in the passenger-combi segment. The full-freighter segment saw slightly reduced growth, down by 2%, compared with the figures recorded in September last year.

During the months of January through September the number of air transport movements rose by 0.9% over the period in 2004.

The average maximum take-off weight (MTOW), i.e. 98.4 tonnes, was 2.4% above that recorded in September 2004. On average larger aircraft were operated both in the passenger-combi segment as well as in the full-freighter segment. In addition passenger aircraft reflected a high load factor, with average seat occupancy increasing to 79.7% in September 2005.

Punctuality
Just as in the preceding summer months, punctuality figures clearly improved in September 2005. Arrival punctuality was up by 6.4 percentage points at 83.1% with departure punctuality increasing by 5.6 percentage points at 73.2%.


Amsterdam Airports new winter schedule serves 224 destinations worldwide
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol new winter schedule offers passengers the opportunity to fly to 224 destinations worldwide, two more than in the previous winter season. The new winter schedule takes effect on 30 October 2005 and runs until 31 March 2006. Travellers can fly to 104 intercontinental destinations and 120 European destinations, which are served by 84 scheduled airlines (79 during the previous winter season).

New airlines
Four new airlines will start operating services this winter. Vueling, the Spanish airline, began operating flight services to Barcelona and Valencia this week. Afriqiyah Airways will start operating flight services to Tripoli and Wizz Air will commence four weekly flight services to Budapest effective 1 December. In addition FlyGlobespan.com will start operating one daily flight to Glasgow from February 2006.

New destinations
A number of new destinations will this winter be added to the network currently served by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. KLM and Northwest Airlines will serve two new destinations in India; three weekly flights to Hyderabad and a daily flight to Bangalore. KLM/Northwest will also operate three weekly flights to Entebbe in Uganda.

New European destinations include Strasbourg served by Air France-KLM, Turin served by Meridiana, Innsbruck served by SkyEurope and Doncaster/Sheffield which will be served by Thomsonfly.com.





New hotel concept launched at Amsterdam Airport
Schiphol Real Estate and OSIB Financial Holding B.V. have signed an agreement to issue 1,500 m2 of land to develop a new hotel at Schiphol Centre. OSIB Financial Holding B.V. is the

investor in the new hotel chain. The new hotel will have a capacity of 220 rooms and is to be built within walking distance of the airport terminal, opposite the World Trade Center Schiphol Airport. Construction will start in February 2006 and is expected to be completed by mid-2006.

Innovative hotel concept
OSIB Financial Holding B.V. represents a new European hotel chain, which has developed a lifestyle hotel concept that utilizes space, service and facilities innovatively. The hotel rooms will be compact but luxuriously furnished.

The new hotel chain has been designed for the price conscious business and leisure traveller that demand quality service and accommodation. The hotel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be the first new concept hotel to be built and the first hotel in the new chain. The name of the new hotel chain will be announced in due course as well as further details of the hotel concept.

Prime location
Many passengers want to stay at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol because it is centrally located in the Randstad area (formed by the major cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht). The airport Sheraton and Hilton hotels provide five-star hotel accommodation and there is great demand for both three-star and four-star hotel accommodation at Schiphol Centre. The new hotel fulfils the demand and forms a welcome addition to the AirportCity concept, which offers travellers and vistors alike a wide variety of innovative accommodation, services and facilities, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Schiphol Real Estate
Schiphol Real Estate, a fully-owned Schiphol Group subsidiary, develops, invests in, manages and markets commercial property. Schiphol Real Estate is active at and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as well as at Eindhoven Airport and Rotterdam Airport in the Netherlands. Internationally the company has operations near Malpensa International Airport in Milan and at Hong Kong International Airport.
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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol achieves almost 4% passenger growth in October

According to provisional figures published by Schiphol Group, passenger volume at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol was up by 3.9% in October 2005 compared with the same month in 2004. The growth can be partly attributed to the autumn holiday period in the northern region of the Netherlands commencing on 21 and 22 October. The volume of O/D (Origination/Destination) passengers clearly increased in October 2005, up by 3.6% over the same period last year. In addition the number of transfer passengers grew by 4.5% compared with October 2004.

Air Transport Movements
During the month of October 2005, 36,333 air transport movements were carried out at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, 0.4% below the figure recorded in October 2004. This can partly be accounted for by the thick fog that prevailed early on in the month combined with the discovery of a World War II aircraft bomb close to the new runway, causing the the runway to be closed for one and a half days.

The average maximum take-off weight (MTOW) per aircraft movement in October 2005, i.e. 99.6 tonnes, was 2.5% above that recorded in October 2004. On average larger aircraft were operated both in the passenger-combi segment as well as in the full-freighter segment. Passenger aircraft also recorded a high load factor, with seat occupancy at 77.0%, 0.4 percentage points above the figure seen in October last year.

Punctuality
Punctuality figures were severely distorted as a result of the discovery of the World War II aircraft bomb and thick fog prevailing on 6 and 7 October 2005. Runway use was restricted as a result and severe delays were incurred. With the remainder of October seeing improved punctuality, October 2005 punctuality figures were almost on par with those recorded in the same month last year. Arrival punctuality rose by 0.5 percentage points at 78.9% whereas departure punctuality decreased by 0.4 percentage points at 71.1%.
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Air France KLM Q2 Profit Jumps 56 Percent
Air France KLM on Wednesday posted a stronger-than-expected 56 percent jump in second-quarter operating profit on traffic growth and cost savings from last year's Franco-Dutch merger.

The world's largest airline by revenues reported sales for its July-September quarter up 10 percent at EUR5.64 billion (USD$6.64 billion).

Operating profit rose 55.8 percent to EUR528 million (USD$622.1 million) and net profit came in at EUR717 million (USD$844.6 million), up more than threefold due to the sale of a stake in the Amadeus reservations system.

First-half operating profit reached EUR750 million (USD$883.5 million).

"The merger is living up to its promise and in fact doing better than expected," Deputy Chief Executive Pierre-Henri Gourgeon said.

The airline reported EUR295 million (USD$347.5 million) in merger synergies during the quarter and said it had contained the rise in its fuel bill to 29 percent, reaching EUR908 million (USD$1.07 billion).

Rival European airlines have seen their fuel costs rise by more than 40 percent due to high oil prices but Air France KLM was starting from a higher base as it had been less successful than competitors in managing oil costs in the year-ago quarter.

European airlines are reaping the benefits of growing passenger numbers, reduced fuel costs and higher fares as well as a pickup in business travel.

But the industry still faces tough global conditions as it inches back from recession, highlighted by the recent bankruptcy filing of Air France's US partner Delta.

And some investors have expressed concerns over French plans to impose a tax on airline tickets to finance extra aid for Africa and fight disease and global poverty.

Under plans expected to be approved by the French government on Wednesday, passengers travelling to destinations in the European Union would be asked to pay a tax of 1 euro on economy class tickets and 10 euros on business or first class tickets.

The tax for passengers travelling outside the EU in economy class would 4 euros, rising to 40 euros for first or business class. The measures would not take effect until July 2006.

Air France KLM said revenue from regular passenger business rose 10.4 percent in the second quarter.

The airline said its yield, the revenue per seat occupied and weighted according to the distance travelled, grew 1.5 percent in the second quarter, while revenue per available seat kilometre, which incorporates the load factor, grew 5.3 percent.

Unit costs per available seat kilometre fell 1.9 percent on a constant currency and fuel cost basis, it said.

Earlier this month, Lufthansa echoed its French rival by talking of "significant" growth in operating profit this year, but the outlook disappointed investors due to warnings of a sharp growth in its fuel bill over the coming year.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol records 44 million passengers in an operationally successful 2005

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol served some 44.2 million passengers in 2005, 3.8% above the previous year's figures. Cargo transport rose by 2% to around 1,449,000 tonnes. The airport retained its ranking as Europe's fourth-largest passenger airport and third-largest cargo airport. The number of air transport movements (scheduled and charter flights) was up by 0.5% totalling around 404,600.

Gerlach Cerfontaine, President & CEO of Schiphol Group today announced these figures during Schiphol Group's annual New Year's reception. He said that he was happy with the figures. Assuming economic recovery both in Europe and in the Netherlands, Schiphol Group anticipates passenger volume at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to grow by over 4% to 46 million passengers and cargo transport by around 4%.

Mr. Cerfontaine called 2005 a successful year operationally because both baggage handling and the punctuality with which air traffic at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is handled had clearly improved, with Work Load Unit costs (1 WLU = 1 passenger and/or 100kg of cargo and mail), excluding security costs and depreciation declining. However, including security, costs had risen once again because of new mandatory security measures that were required to be implemented in 2005 by order of the Dutch Government to continue to comply with EU legislation. Mr. Cerfontaine said that it was not justified that the costs of all these measures be unilaterally imposed on the airport and the airlines, as a result of which travellers were confronted with higher charges. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's competitive position was being hurt as a result because in other countries governments often absorb these costs.

Schiphol Group plans to invest some EUR 360 million, of which around EUR 200 million will be made in passenger, cargo and aircraft handling facilities at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol itself. Investments will be made in new baggage facilities, aircraft stands, security facilities, fire safety facilities, in renovating and adjusting the piers, constructing and adapting taxiways and projects aimed at expediting and enhancing the efficiency of the passenger process.

Important year
In his speech Schiphol Group's CEO called 2006 - which is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's 90th Anniversary year - an important year because it is the year in which the Aviation Act will be evaluated. Schiphol Group, KLM and Air Traffic Control the Netherlands presented a number of proposals for improvement to the Dutch Government last year. Other parties similarly presented proposals for improvement. In April this year, the Cabinet will decide which options should be considered.

"We do of course hope that the results of the evaluation process will be that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol should at least be able to keep pace with its European competitors. That means that it should be possible for the current runway system to accommodate around 600,000 annual air transport movements in the long term, and still comply with the new environmental standards. We are very aware that this is only possible by working together with the local community", Mr. Cerfontaine said.

He said that 2006 would also be an important year for Schiphol Group because of the company's planned privatisation. In mid-2005 the Lower House of Dutch Parliament approved the Cabinet's decision to sell off a minority interest held by the State of the Netherlands, the City of Rotterdam and the City of Amsterdam in Schiphol Group. The way in which this is to be carried out is still the subject of discussion between Finance Minister Zalm and the Lower House of Dutch Parliament. Mr. Cerfontaine said "We believe that it is essential to become a listed company because the global aviation sector is undergoing further consolidation. As a capital-intensive company that makes substantial investments within the framework of its growth strategy, privatisation is essential to continue to operate successfully. We must therefore have access to the same financial options as our immediate competitors who are privatised and are listed companies, or are due to become listed companies in the near future".
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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Expansion

Dutch give go ahead for Schiphol airport expansion

AMSTERDAM, April 21 (Reuters) - Amsterdam airport operator Schiphol Group [SCHP.UL] may increase its number of flights and expand further if it meets noise-level conditions, the Dutch cabinet decided on Friday.

"In the first place the cabinet wants to maintain Schiphol's position as one of the most important hubs in northwest Europe," the traffic ministry said in a statement.

Schiphol may increase its number of flights to 520,000 from 400,000 currently, news agency ANP reported. The traffic ministry said it would disclose the exact number of flights and other details of the decision early next week.

The cabinet also announced measures to limit the nuisance caused by air traffic to people living in fly zones such as changing fly routes, discouraging or fining operators using noisy aircraft and measuring aircraft noise.

The cabinet said these measures would permit Schiphol Group, which also holds stakes in Brisbane Airport and Terminal 4 of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, to develop in its current location for the next 10 to 20 years.

It expects the limits to growth to be reached by the beginning or the end of that period depending on the speed of air traffic growth. It also asked Schiphol to make plans for expansion both for the short and long term.

The cabinet said it would use these plans to review the need of a possible further expansion of the airport or moving air traffic to other airports.

Air France-KLM welcomed the decision, but said any expansion of Schiphol airport depended on how the details were hammered out and warned against drawing conclusions early.
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Dutch give go ahead for Schiphol airport expansion

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Amsterdam airport operator Schiphol Group may increase its number of flights and expand further if it meets noise-level conditions, the Dutch cabinet decided on Friday.

"In the first place the cabinet wants to maintain Schiphol's position as one of the most important hubs in northwest Europe," the traffic ministry said in a statement.

Schiphol may increase its number of flights to 520,000 from 400,000 currently, news agency ANP reported. The traffic ministry said it would disclose the exact number of flights and other details of the decision early next week.

The cabinet also announced measures to limit the nuisance caused by air traffic to people living in fly zones such as changing fly routes, discouraging or fining operators using noisy aircraft and measuring aircraft noise.

The cabinet said these measures would permit Schiphol Group, which also holds stakes in Brisbane Airport and Terminal 4 of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, to develop in its current location for the next 10 to 20 years.

It expects the limits to growth to be reached by the beginning or the end of that period depending on the speed of air traffic growth. It also asked Schiphol to make plans for expansion both for the short and long term.

The cabinet said it would use these plans to review the need of a possible further expansion of the airport or moving air traffic to other airports.

Air France-KLM welcomed the decision, but said any expansion of Schiphol airport depended on how the details were hammered out and warned against drawing conclusions early.
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First month of new summer schedule sees 6.7% passenger volume increase at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

12 May 2006
The number of passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol was up by 6.7% in April 2006, the first month of the new summer schedule, compared with April 2005, according to provisional Schiphol Group figures.

The number of O/D (Origin/Destination) passengers rose by 8.6%. The last weekend of April 2005 clearly peaked as a result of the start of the May school holiday period in the Netherlands. In addition, the number of transfer passengers clearly increased as reflected by the 5.6% rise in numbers.

Air transport movements
The number of air transport movements (scheduled and charter flights) rose by 2.9% in April 2006. With the 2006 summer schedule taking effect during the last weekend of March, the month of April 2006 was the first full month with flight services operating in accordance with the new summer schedule.

The average maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) declined by 2.3% to 97.0 tonnes in April 2006. On average lighter aircraft were operated both in the passenger-combi segment as well as in the full-freighter segment.

Punctuality
Despite a slight decline in punctuality in April last year, good punctuality figures were achieved in April this year. Arrival punctuality was recorded at 83.0% and departure punctuality at 76.2%. Compared with April 2005, this represents a decrease of 2.5 and 1.0 percentage points respectively.

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Air France KLM Profit Up But Outlook Cautious

May 18, 2006
Air France KLM reported a 29 percent underlying increase in net profits on Thursday, lifted by faster growth in long-haul traffic than European rivals and cushioned by hedging against high fuel prices. It gave a cautious operating outlook, however, citing a recent new spike higher in jet fuel prices.

The Franco-Dutch airline group, the world's largest by revenues, posted 2005/06 annual net profit of EUR913 million million (USD$1.16 billion). The 29 percent profit increase does not take account of a decision to recognize a pension fund surplus at Dutch KLM, which boosted the previous year by some EUR1 billion (USD$1.28 billion) for accounting purposes. Operating profits before asset sales rose 69 percent to EUR936 million (USD$2 billion), on revenues up 10 percent at EUR21.45 billion (USD$27.4 billion), after breaking even in the fourth quarter.

"The current year has begun with a further sharp rise in oil prices. Nevertheless, our aim is to generate operating income of at least the same level as last year," Chairman Jean-Cyril Spinetta said. Air France KLM traffic grew 8.6 percent in its financial year, previously released figures show, more than twice the growth generated by rivals British Airways and Lufthansa. It also hedges more of its fuel exposure than many competitors, according to analysts.

Deputy chief executive Pierre-Henri Gourgeon told reporters the outlook for the year ahead was deliberately being left "cautious" because of the heavy fuel burden. The airline is also one of many French companies giving only vaguely worded forecasts this year amid a tough stance by French regulators on the rules for forward-looking statements. The fourth quarter is seasonally the airline's weakest and was further handicapped this year by the fact that Easter fell in April rather than March. In January, Air France KLM chairman Jean-Cyril Spinetta said he expected 2005/06 to be a "very good" year for earnings and predicted 5-6 percent annual sales growth in 2006-2010.

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TOP INTERNATIONAL AWARDS WON BY AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL SINCE 1980


Best Airport in the World Business Traveller (UK): 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Travel Check (B) : 1985
Executive Travel (UK): 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 IFAPA (UK): 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987
Business Trav.Int. (USA) : 1989, 1990
Euromoney (UK): 1989
TravelQuality.com (UK): 2003

Best Airport in Europe Business Traveller (UK): 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,2002, 2005

(and all years that Schiphol was voted best airport in the world)
J.D. Power&Co. (UK) : 2002
Executive Travel (UK): 1989, 1990
Business Traveller (D) : 1995, 1997
Travel Trade Gazette (EUR): 1994, 1996, 1997
Travel Trade Gazette (UK): 1996
ADAC (D): 1999
Condé Nast Traveller : 2000
Selling Short Breaks (UK): 2001
Skytrax Research (UK) : 2002 OAG: 2005

Best Duty Free in the World
Business Traveller (UK): 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Executive Travel (UK): 1993, 1994, 1995
Business Trav.Int. (USA) : 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Business Traveller (D) : 1993
Turismo d'Affari (I) : 1994
Viaggiare (I) : 1994
Conde Nast (USA) : 1999

Best Airport in US and Europe IATA survey : 1993, 1994

Best Airport in the category of > 25 million passengers per year IATA survey: 1997

Best Airport in Europe in the category of >25 million passengers per year IATA survey: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

World's Best Airport in the category of over 40 million passengers per year IATA survey: 2003

Best Cargo Airport outside Asia Cargonews Asia : 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 (since 1994 renamed as)

Best Cargo Airport: Europe Cargonews Asia : 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004

Best Air Cargo Terminal Operator Europe Cargonews Asia : 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

Europe’s Leading Airport World Travel Awards: 2001, 2002

Best European Business Airport Business Travel World (UK): 1995, 1996
Best World-wide Business Airport Business Travel World (UK): 1997

Very Best World-wide Business Airport Business Travel World (UK): 1997

Best International AirportAir Transport Users Council,Chambers of Commerce of Ireland : 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Business Travel (Ireland): 2003

Canadian Travel Press & Travel Courier : 2005

Best International Airport in Europe USA Today (USA): 1995

Best User of IT in the Airport IndustryATTIS(USA): 2002

Frontier Marketing AwardBranch award tax-free: 1992

Best Overall Airport Marketing Routes Airports Marketing Award: 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

Parking European parking Award P1: 1997

Best catering in Europe International Air Travel Survey : 1994

WTTC Breaking Barriers Award World Travel and Transport Organisation: 2002

Number of International Top Awards since 1980 : 127

TOP NATIONAL AWARDS Best Service ProviderBetter Be Good: 2000, 2001

Dutch National Privacy Award Privium iris recognition: 2003 Schiphol,

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Press Release - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: 18 september 2006 ; Amsterdam Airport Schiphol voted Best Airport in Europe
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been voted 'Best airport in Europe' by the leading British magazine Business Traveller. It is the twenty-third time since 1980 that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol airport has been honoured with this prestigious award. London Heathrow and Munich Airport were second and third respectively.
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Passenger numbers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol up 4.2% for first nine months of 2006, and cargo transport up 5.8%

During the first nine months of 2006, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol served over 35 million passengers, an increase of 4.2% compared with same period in 2005.
The airport handled over 4.3 million passengers in September 2006, a 3.5% increase over
September last year.

Cargo
Cargo transport grew during the first nine months of 2006 by 5.8% compared with the same period last year. In particular full freighter cargo transport showed strong growth, up by 8.2% compared with the same period in 2005.

Cargo volume totalled almost 131,000 tonnes in September, up by 11.5% over September 2005. The majority of the growth was achieved by full freighters, up 16.1%. The regions of North America, Africa and Asia also showed rapid growth, up by 11.6%, 11.5% and 11.5% respectively. Cargo transport to and from Asia in September showed slightly stronger growth, up by 12.3%.

Air transport movements
During the first nine months of 2006 the number of air transport movements (scheduled
and charter flights) increased by 3.7%, to almost 318,000. In particular, more passenger flights were operated using smaller aircraft. Conversely, slightly heavier aircraft were operated for cargo flights. On balance, the average maximum take-off weight per aircraft fell in the first three quarters of 2006 by 1.8% to 98.4 tonnes.

The number of air transport movements grew by 5.1% in September 2006 compared with the same month last year. The airport handled a total of 37,521 takeoffs and landings.

Punctuality
Punctuality over the first nine months of 2006 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol showed
improvement. Arrival punctuality during that period rose by 0.3 percentage points to 81.4% and departure punctuality by 0.9 percentage points to 72.8%.

Arrival punctuality during the month of September fell by 2.3 percentage points to 80.9% and departure punctuality by 1.7 percentage points to 71.5%. Poor visibility and strong winds adversely affected punctuality on a few days in September 2006.

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so bad that garuda indonesia doesn't fly to this great airport anymore..
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Old November 25th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #75
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The best airport in the world for sure. I love that airport!!!
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Old November 26th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #76
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Is it me, or does that terminal complex and runway layout around look similar to O'hare.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 02:03 PM   #77
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one of the things that I love about this airport are the small birds that seem to live inside the terminal building. I was there last December, snoozing in between flights, and I woke up to find a little finch standing on the railing next to my chair. I thought I was having a dream but then I saw loads more. anybody else noticed them? do the cleaners at the airport try to put them outside or is the population/infestation encouraged? I liked them - it brought a natural and welcome angle into this most artificial of envirnonments.
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Old December 15th, 2006, 03:51 PM   #78
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Nice thread.
Greetings from Columbia!
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Old December 17th, 2006, 01:10 PM   #79
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great work nemo. thank you for keeping us up-to-date.

here some news from KLM about their summer schedule.

Significant expansion North Atlantic routes KLM and Northwest Airlines

Press Briefing

AMSTELVEEN, October 12, 2006 - KLM announces together with Northwest Airlines expansion plans on the North Atlantic route network. In so doing, the two airlines can better meet market demand for more destinations, more daily frequencies, a better spread of flights across the day and seamless connections.

The KLM/Northwest Transatlantic expansion plan consists of four pillars:

New Transatlantic Services
KLM/Northwest today announced the introduction of the first non-stop transatlantic service between Europe and Hartford, Connecticut. This unique Northwest operated service from Amsterdam to Hartford, Connecticut will start on July 1, 2007.
KLM/Northwest Airlines also announced an expansion of its European flight network including nonstop service from Detroit to Brussels and Düsseldorf.

Northwest’s nonstop Detroit-Brussels service will begin May 7, 2007, initially operating five days per week. Northwest’s new, nonstop Düsseldorf-Detroit service to begin on June 5, 2007, increasing the number of European destinations Northwest serves from its WorldGateway at Detroit hub from four to six. Beginning June 15, 2007, both flights will be offered on a daily basis.

Expansion on US West-Coast
KLM will replace current MD11 on Amsterdam-San Francisco by its B747-400 all passenger aircraft with reconfigured World Business Class.
Moreover KLM will add up to 5 additional frequencies on Amsterdam-Los Angeles with B777 equipment on top of the existing daily B747-Combi. These new frequencies will leave Amsterdam early morning at 0810 to provide excellent connections for passengers leaving Middle East, Africa and India and offering, as the only transatlantic airline combination, a morning arrival in Los Angeles. Both expansions will be effective per start of summer 2007.

Strengthening KLM/Northwest position on the Greater New York market
Beginning July 1, 2007, KLM/Northwest service from Amsterdam to Newark will be operated by Northwest, while KLM will start its third daily frequency from Amsterdam to New York (JFK. These new services will result in 4 daily KLM/Northwest services to the Greater New York market, ranging from an early morning departure at 0815 to Newark to an evening departure at 1820 to New York (JFK).



Additional frequencies
As part of its Transatlantic expansion plan, KLM/Northwest also announced additional Northwest flights on the Amsterdam-Detroit and Amsterdam-Boston routes and additional KLM flights on the Amsterdam-Toronto route. Beginning April 30, 2007 KLM will add 5 additional frequencies on Amsterdam-Toronto with B777 equipment on top of the existing daily B747-all passenger aircraft. On June 15, 2007, Northwest will add a fifth daily frequency between Detroit and Amsterdam in the peak summer season and a fourth daily frequency during the winter. Beginning July 15, 2007, Northwest will offer a second daily flight between Amsterdam and Boston.

All new Northwest services will be flown with modified B757-200 aircraft. The aircraft will be fitted with “winglets,” or extensions of the aircraft wing, that maximize the fuel efficiency of the 757 and in doing so, also extend its range.

Inside the aircraft, Northwest will make several improvements to the fleet dedicated to this new service to provide trans-Atlantic customers with a comfortable travel experience.

The World Business Class cabin will be configured with 16 new seats in a two-aisle-two arrangement. The World Business Class seat will provide five feet (1.5 meters) of personal space. The seat will have many features including a four-way movable headrest, a laptop computer power port, snake reading light, extendable foot rest and lumbar support, among other comforts.

World Business Class customers will be provided with a portable in-flight entertainment system with a wide variety of 40 movies, four short-subject videos, 16 music programs, 40 compact discs of music and six games to choose from, all available on-demand, allowing the ability to choose and play entertainment when desired. The seat will also have a custom-designed arm that will hold the unit for traditional-style viewing, or if the customer prefers, the system can be removed and viewed from another location.

The coach class cabin will be equipped with 144 seats configured in a three-aisle-three arrangement. The “pitch,” or distance between rows, is being increased up to four inches, providing additional legroom and comfort.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 05:01 PM   #80
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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the biggest airport of The Netherlands and one of the biggest (or the biggest) in Europ. Here are some pictures;

From above;


Head entrance;


Hilton Hotel, proposed/not build yet;


From above;


Map;


Inside;


Outside, commercials;


Passenger mover?;


Inside on of the terminals;


Nice lounge bar;


Shopping;


Terminal west;


Airplane from KLM (Dutch);


Hope you like it, if you have questions, news or pictures about Schiphol Airport then pleas post them here.
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