Busiest day of the year at Schiphol Airport
Schiphol Airport expects to handle a record number of air passengers today (Friday).
27 July 2007
Schiphol expects today to be the busiest day of the year. The airport expects to handle a record number of some 170,000 passengers. Last year the busiest day of the year was 21 July with more than 165,000 passengers.
The queues at passport control will be long; cabaret artists will therefore give performances to entertain the waiting passengers. In a playful way the artists will point out to the passengers what they may and may not take on board the aircraft in the transparent plastic bags.
On average 158,000 passengers a day are travelling via Schiphol Airport in July and August, this is some 8,000 more than last year. The airport expects to handle a total of 9.8 million passengers during the holiday season.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news.