The number of passengers flying via Schiphol continues to grow, but not much. Figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics show that in the first quarter of this year 15.5 million people traveled via the Amsterdam airport. That is 1.7 percent more than in the same period in 2018.

The passenger numbers do not grow much anymore, since Schiphol has been meeting the agreed limit since last year. In 2008 it was established that until 2020, Schiphol may not carry out more than 500,000 flight movements per year.

Less cargo via Schiphol

This also has consequences for freight transport. The amount of cargo that went through Schiphol dropped by nearly 7 percent in the last quarter to 383,000 tons.

At the start of this year, Maastricht Aachen Airport was the largest grower of all airports in the Netherlands. That airport saw almost 65 percent more travelers arriving and departing. That sounds spectacular, but because Maastricht is a small airport, a few extra flights soon lead to large growth figures.

The only airport that saw the number of passengers drop is Groningen Airport.

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