Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands has today (February 19) released its results for 2015, demonstrating strong passenger growth and a solid financial standing.
The number of passengers at Schiphol rose by 6% in 2015 to 58.2 million, while the number of air transport movements rose by 2.8% to 450,697. Revenue fell by 1% to €1.4bn (US$1.6bn), although the effect of the 6.8% decrease in airport charges that came into effect on April 1, 2015, had been largely offset by the increase in traffic and transport volumes.
Jos Nijhuis, president and CEO of Schiphol Group, said, “Schiphol’s network and the destinations served by the airlines make the airport one of Europe’s key hubs. Passenger numbers are growing fast and we want to continue accommodating and facilitating that growth. As we are rapidly approaching the limits of our peak capacity, it is absolutely essential for us to invest in strengthening, improving and enhancing our infrastructure, quality and accessibility.
“Thanks to our solid financial position we are able to respond effectively to international competition while continuing to offer competitive airport charges.”