Amsterdam Schiphol Handles 5.8m Passengers in October

Amsterdam Schiphol Handles 5.8m Passengers in October
Photo Credit: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport handled 5.8m passengers in October 2023, representing a significant increase compared to the same period last year.

The airport has been under a wave of attacks by airlines over the proposed flight cap, which has since been reversed.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Amsterdam Schiphol Handles 5.8m Passengers in October…


Amsterdam Schiphol Handles 5.8m Passengers in October
Photo Credit: Schiphol Airport.

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The 5.8m passengers handled in Amsterdam Schiphol represents a 18% increase compared to the same period last year.

Most passengers flew to the UK, Spain, Italy, Spain & Greece. 3.8m departed or arrived in the airport, and two million transferred at the airport.

Below is a breakdown of the numbers for October compared to in 2021 and 2022:

 2021 2022 2023 
Number of passengers    3,746,152 4,912,421 5,820,175 
Number of commercial flights        31,326 36,365 41,553 
Number of cargo flights   2,019 1,585 1,355 
Transported tonnage        149,383 125,358 121,994 

This month has seen the airport in hot water over original plans by the Dutch Government to cap the number of flights operating out of Amsterdam Schiphol.

Earlier this month however, it was revealed that the Dutch Government has reversed the experimental flight cap at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

This comes as good news for airlines who were at risk of losing slots, such as KLM and JetBlue amongst the list of others.

What comes next is that Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will continue to fight for the rights of local residents, and could explore different avenues within this away from a flight cap.

As for the airlines, for now, Summer 2024 doesn’t seem to be hindered too much by the potential disruption that would have been caused by this flight cap. For now at least.

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