SWOT analysis: Our strengths,
weaknesses, threats
and opportunities



  • Network of destinations
  • Strong hub position of Schiphol in Europe
  • Sustainability at our premises
  • Price-quality ratio
  • Economic strength of Randstad
  • Attractiveness of the Netherlands as a destination
  • AirportCity and growing real estate portfolio



  • Single European Sky and Dutch airspace redesign
  • Digitisation, automation and big data
  • International activities and partnerships
  • Aviation sustainability and innovation initiatives
  • Opening of Lelystad Airport


  • Relatively small catchment area
  • Capacity shortage: terminal, stands and railway station
  • Dependency on key airline customers
  • No direct metro connection with Amsterdam
  • Limit on air traffic movements



  • Diminishing public support base for aviation
  • Implications of air transport movement restraints on quality of network
  • Terrorism and cyber threats
  • Growing competition in transfer market from other hub airports and hub-bypassing
  • Impact of ultra-fine particles
  • Construction activities affecting perception of quality

Ensuring optimal
connectivity in
future years