Schiphol Group

Leading Airport Operator

Schiphol Group is a Leading Airport Operator in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is not the Netherlands’ only gateway to the rest of the world. Though the operation of this hub airport is one of our principal activities, the other airports we operate in the Netherlands further extend our reach and impact. Schiphol Group is the owner and operator of Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Lelystad Airport, and holds a majority share in Eindhoven Airport.

We also work closely with foreign airports which can strengthen our position. They include the airports of Aéroports de Paris, in which we have an 8% cross-participation. In addition, Schiphol Group is involved in the activities of JFKIAT at JFK International Airport’s Terminal 4 in New York. We are also engaged in strategic collaboration with Incheon Airport, have an interest in Brisbane Airport and have activities at the airports of Hong Kong and Aruba. These international activities account for a significant part of Schiphol Group’s results. We conduct our domestic and international operations in a balanced manner, and in doing so reflect our key values of reliability, efficiency, hospitality, inspiration and sustainability.

Thanks to these activities and the strength of the group we are able to invest in growth and the highest standards of quality. By joining forces with our sector and business partners, the authorities and the local community, we can achieve our ambition to further develop Mainport Schiphol as a multimodal hub. We are positioning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as Europe’s Preferred Airport – the first choice of passengers, airlines and logistics services providers. Over the years, Schiphol has grown to become one of the largest hub airports in Europe, with 322 direct destinations. In 2015 the number of travellers served by Schiphol grew by 6.0% to over 58.2 million. Cargo volumes were down by 0.7% to 1.6 million tonnes. Schiphol is an important marketplace, with the airport site alone accommodating some 500 companies that together employ around 65,000 people.

The rest of the group is also growing. The number of travellers served by Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport grew by 0.3% and 10.3% respectively. In 2015 a total of 64.3 million passengers travelled through Schiphol Group airports, a rise of 6.1%.

To maintain its position and enable it to continue fulfilling its socio-economic role, Schiphol Group invests in infrastructure and facilities at these airports, seeking to balance a reasonable return on its equity and a stable dividend stream, on the one hand, with a moderate development of airport charges for airlines on the other. Our sound financial policy is aimed at safeguarding full independence in the financing of our business, both today and in the future. Schiphol Group has four shareholders: the Dutch state (69.8%), the municipality of Amsterdam (20.0%), Aéroports de Paris (8.0%) and the municipality of Rotterdam (2.2%).

Company Profile

  • Strategy

    Our job is to maintain and further develop Mainport Schiphol’s position as a multimodal hub. To do this, Schiphol Group must be successful across the board. Five themes underpin our strategy for meeting this challenge: Top Connectivity, Excellent Visit Value, Competitive Marketplace, Development of the Group and Sustainable & Safe Performance.

    It is Schiphol Group’s ambition to continue to develop Schiphol into Europe’s Preferred Airport for travellers and airlines alike. We are proud that passengers rate Schiphol highly and choose the airport as their preferred point of departure or transfer. Our policy seeks to maintain this leading position in Europe, which requires a clear strategy and close cooperation with our partners and stakeholders.

    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s position as a Mainport is crucial to the Netherlands. To strengthen Schiphol’s economic function and to meet the noise mitigation agreements, the parties in the Alders Platform agreed to allow Schiphol scope for continued, selective growth. To accommodate such selective growth at Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Lelystad Airport are undergoing development as alternative airports for non-Mainport-related air traffic. Furthermore Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport have their own networks to serve the business and non-business (leisure) markets in their respective regions.

    Our international activities make a significant contribution to the group’s strategy and financial results, and strengthen Schiphol’s Mainport function. This is exemplified by our involvement in the development of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Our strategic alliance with Aéroports de Paris, the airport operator of airports including Paris Charles de Gaulle (Europe’s largest SkyTeam hub), is equally important. At the same time we are gaining beneficial experience of other business models. Our international presence moreover helps raise awareness of the Schiphol brand.

Company News

  • James Fazio appointed CEO Aruba Airport Authority

    The General Shareholders meeting of Aruba Airport Authority appointed  James Fazio CEO of Aruba Airport Authority, the company that manages Reina Beatrix International Airport, effective September 1, 2014.  Fazio succeeds Peter Steinmetz, who has been …
  • Schiphol Group 2014 Interim Report

    Continued growth in passenger numbers and cargo volume On 17 July a tragic accident occurred with flight MH 17. It was a disaster that caused worldwide shock and dismay. Our thoughts are with the families of the …
  • Schiphol now offers free unlimited Wi-Fi access

    With effect from today, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers free unlimited Wi-Fi access in the airport terminal 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone with a mobile device can use the airport's Wi-Fi network. To login, …
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    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is today launching a complete renovation of Departure Lounge 2. With a new layout, the lounge will increase its retail and Food & Beverage capacity by around 20%. Located …
  • Schiphol Group - Leading Airport Operator

    A KLM Cityhopper Fokker 100 was officially opened to the public on the Panorama Terrace at Schiphol today by Pieter Elbers, Chief Operating Officer of KLM and Jos Nijhuis, President and CEO …
  • Leading Airport Operator

    Today sees the official implementation at Schiphol of an innovative mechanical system that automatically unloads baggage containers. The new system goes by the name of 'MUM' and is a 'first' in the …
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol voted best airport in Europe

    British business travellers voted Amsterdam Airport Schiphol winner of the Business Traveller Award in the category 'Best Airport in Europe 2009'. Birgit Otto, member of Schiphol Group's Aviation Management Team accepted the prestigious award at …
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, 3 August 2009

    Starting today, Air Arabia Maroc will be operating weekly flights on Monday, Thursday and Saturday from Schiphol to Casablanca. This service will also fly on Tuesdays from 24 August. From next winter season at the …

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Schiphol Group
Postbus 7501 1118 ZG
The Netherlands
  • +31 (0) 20 601 9111