The decrease in the number of cargo movements continued in August, with 10.0% fewer full freighters using Schiphol in August 2019 than was the case in August last year. The drop in the average load factor for both cargo and passenger movements resulted in a 10.9% decline in volume.

Passenger destinations

August saw 4.8 million passengers travelling to and from European destinations (-0.3%). Austria and Italy are destinations that are soaring in popularity (13% and 7% growth, respectively). Other destinations on the Mediterranean Sea are having a harder time, with passenger numbers for France, Spain and Greece all falling year-on-year.

In August, Schiphol welcomed 2.0 million intercontinental passengers (-0.5%). Air traffic to Japan and the United Arab Emirates grew dramatically by 20% and 13%, respectively. Traffic to the United States grew by almost 6.8%, with the destinations of San Francisco and Boston experiencing the largest growth. The withdrawal of Jet Airways continues to more than halve the volume of traffic with India.

Click here for the complete overview of traffic and transport figures for August 2019

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