Our company: We create value
for society and
the economy

Royal Schiphol Group is an airport company with an important socio-economic function. Airports in the Group create value for society and for the economy. Our regional airports contribute to our mission of 'Connecting the Netherlands'. By facilitating optimal links as effectively as possible, we contribute to prosperity and wellbeing in the Netherlands and elsewhere.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main gateway connecting the Netherlands to the rest of the world. Though the operation of this hub airport is one of our principal activities, our other airports in the Netherlands play an important role in extending 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 airports abroad that strengthen our position, with international activities accounting for a significant portion of Group financial results. As well as the airports of Groupe ADP, in which we have an 8% cross-participation, Schiphol has an interest in Brisbane Airport and manages terminal and retail operations in Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York.

Over the years, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has grown to become one of the best connected hub airports in Europe, with 327 direct destinations. As a result, Schiphol has Europe's second best network of direct destinations and frequencies, and ranks second worldwide for hub connectivity as well. In 2018, the number of travellers served by the airport grew by 3.7% to 71.1 million. Meanwhile, cargo volumes decreased by 2.5% to 1.72 million tonnes. Schiphol is also an important marketplace: the airport site accommodates over 500 companies with a combined employee base of around 67,000 people.

In order to connect the Netherlands with the rest of the world and to continue fulfilling our socio-economic role, we are investing in infrastructure and facilities across our airports. Our robust financial policy is aimed at safeguarding the independent 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%), Groupe ADP (8.0%) and the municipality of Rotterdam (2.2%).

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Our activities

Royal Schiphol Group’s main activities are concentrated within four business areas: Aviation, Consumer Products & Services, Real Estate, as well as Alliances & Participations. Our business model allows us to carry out our activities in the most efficient way.

The activities of our four business areas all contribute directly to the quality of our airports. While Aviation represents the backbone of our business, it is closely integrated with Consumer Products & Services and Real Estate in forming the AirportCity: a development concept for all activities taking place at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, offering passengers, businesses and other users a full spectrum of services and facilities. The focus of our Alliances & Participations division, meanwhile, is on the regional airports within our Group and our international activities.

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