AMSTERDAM AIRPORT: general information
Welcome to Amsterdam Airport: Here you can find information about flights (departures, arrivals), parking, transport, accommodation and car hire in Schiphol, the Amsterdam's Airport. Check Amsterdam Travel Guide at Bautrip for more information about Amsterdam.
Schiphol Airport is the main airport in Netherlands and is also called as Amsterdam International Airport (IATA: AMS). Schiphol is one of the busiest airport in the world in terms of total passenger traffic. In 2013, 52 million passengers passed throught the airport, being the 4th busiest European Airport and the 14th busiest world Airport. During 2014 the airport is increasing the number of passengers.
Amsterdam Airport is located 9 km southwest of Amsterdam. It is very well connected with Amsterdam city center (Train Station: Amsterdam Centraal), using the national Dutch train operation.
The Airport is build as one large terminal, divided in three main sections (1, 2 and 3) and 165 boarding gates.
Amsterdam Airport is not the unique airport in Netherlands, some low cost carriers moved their flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to other near airports, such as Eindhoven Airport, Rotterdam Airport or The Hague Airport. The movement of this flights was done due the high taxes.
Many low cost carriers (like EasyJet) continue to operate from Schiphol, using the low-cost H-pier.
Schiphol is the home base of MartinAiry, Dutch Airlines, KLM and Transavia. Amsterdam airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Air Lines.
The main building of Amsterdam Airport was finished in 1994 and expanded in 2007. There are plans for further airport expansion (2016-2018), featuring a new Pier in Departure Hall 1. The airport also has 5 main runways and landing, plus one that is used for general aviation.
Under Schiphol Amsterdam airport is a fully underground rail station with a train service that operates 24 hours a day at the center of Amsterdam, other Dutch city, several German cities and Brussels, Antwerp and Paris.