Schiphol Group Releases July 2022 Figures

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport terminal exterior.
Photo Credit: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

LONDON – In July 2022 alone, the Royal Schiphol group reported that 5.3 million passengers flew from, through or to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. July is seen as a significant month for any business as the month concludes the 2nd quarterly or the first half of the year.

In July of last year (2021) the passenger traffic was at 3 million, and a disappointing 1.3 million passengers were recorded in July 2020. In 2019 of the same month, passenger traffic was at 6.7 million. 

Commercial flights departing in and out of Amsterdam Schiphol stood at 36.000 which translates to a 24% increase compared to 2021, or a 129% increase looking at 2020 and -20% compared to 2019.

Cargo unsurprisingly did reasonably well throughout the period, where the number of cargo flights was 1.424, or -23% compared to 2021, -39% compared to 2020, and +22% compared to pre-pandemic levels.

The transported tonnage of the airport, however, decreased by 8% compared to 2021 which was similar to 2020, it decreased by 7% in relationship to 2019. 

July 2022 Figures 

2019202020212022
Number of passengers6.724.0231.339.1223.030.0725.179.725
Number of commercial flights44.73615.70429.14136
Number of cargo flights1.1642.3361.8541.424
Transported tonnage129.143119.634130.664120.131
Source: https://news.schiphol.com/traffic-and-transport-figures-for-july-2022/ 

Of the accumulated 5.2 million passengers in July, 1.9 million passengers were transit passengers. 950,000 passengers were considered ‘unique’ passenger who was doubled counted, meaning in the international counting method as arriving passengers and departing passenger of 3.6 million passengers who has travelled to and from a destination within Europe, and 1.6 million beyond European borders. 

The number of all-cargo flights has decreased from 1,854 to 1,424 compared to 2021. The overall volume of all-cargo flights stood at 1,164 in 2019 and 2,336 in 2020. The overall transported volume was 120,131 tonnes in July 2022. 

Schiphol Airport new A Pier


Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has given to contract for construction of its new A Pier development to BAM Bouw en Techniek. BAM, one of the Netherlands’ leading construction companies won the tender awarded by Schiphol. BAM has in-house ability to carry the development. 

The work will begin in September during the first phase of the project, Schiphol and BAM have agreed on a working schedule and is determined to find the expected costs for completion of the pier. 

The Airport group promises the world that the new pier will be the “most sustainable pier”. The A Pier will become the most sustainable in the country, due to to sophisticated elements in the designing of the pier, including use of biomaterial, insulating glass and reusable plastic and marble rubblework tiles.

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