Number of Schiphol passengers grows

24th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

24 October 2007, AMSTERDAM – The number of passengers that travelled via Schiphol Airport rose by 3.9 percent in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2006. More than 36.5 million passengers made use of the airport. Schiphol announced this on Wednesday,

24 October 2007

AMSTERDAM – The number of passengers that travelled via Schiphol Airport rose by 3.9 percent in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2006. More than 36.5 million passengers made use of the airport. Schiphol announced this on Wednesday,

4.4 million people travelled via Schiphol during the month of September, that is growth of 3 percent compared to September last year. Flights to North America in particular saw more passengers, partly because of the increased frequency of flights to the region since August and the new Amsterdam-Hartford route. The number of passengers to North America rose by 6.4 percent.

Cargo transport increased by 4.9 percent in the first nine months of the year. In total some 1,168,000 tonnes were transported via the airport. In September alone 139,000 tonnes of freight was processed, growth of 6.6 percent compared to a year earlier.

Freight transport to and from the Far East grew significantly again in September (up 11.2 percent) to almost 64,000 tonnes. Freight transport to Central and South America and Africa also grew substantially, by 15.7 percent and 10.6 percent respectively.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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