Schiphol shows cargo increase

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 August, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 August, 1996, 12:00am

In the first six months of this year, air cargo traffic at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol rose by 11.9 per cent compared to the same period last year.

About 530,028 tonnes of air cargo were handled at one of Europe's leading airports.

In the air cargo sector, Schiphol grew stronger than airports in London, Paris and Frankfurt. This increase was realised mainly by cargo traffic to Asia and the Middle East.

In the first half of the year, Schiphol handled 12,536,225 passengers, 9.5 per cent up on the first half of 1995.

Forty per cent of these passengers, 5,047,246, used Schiphol for transfer, a 12.6 rise compared to the same period last year. Strong growth was recorded to destinations in North America, Africa and the Middle East.

There were 153,031 air transport movements, a 9.1 per cent increase. The total number of flights, including general aviation, went up by 7.2 per cent to 163,642.

Of all jet traffic operations, 89.8 per cent were carried out by Chapter 3 aircraft. For the first six months of last year this was 83.7 per cent. The number of Chapter 2 aircraft operations in this period decreased from 17,525 in 1995 to 11,678 this year.

Soccer matches of Amsterdam Ajax and the Dutch national team produced as many as 60,000 passenger movements.