Amsterdam Airport Schiphol releases annual performance of 2023

Among the top 10 cargo airlines at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 2023, KLM held the top position, followed by China Southern Airlines in second place, with Qatar Airways taking the third spot.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol releases annual performance of 2023
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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), also known as Schiphol Airport, has released its annual performance results of 2023. According to an official report, there were 441,969 air transport movements at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This is an 11% increase compared to 2022. Cargo volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol declined by 4% to 1.38 million tonnes. There were 15,969 cargo-only flights. This represents a 15% decline compared to 2022.

Among the top 10 cargo airlines at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 2023, KLM stood at the forefront, followed by China Southern Airlines in the second spot. The list continued with Qatar Airways, Martinair, China Cargo Airlines, Emirates, Air China Cargo, Etihad Airways, Atlas Air, and Silk Way West Airlines. Notably, this list is almost similar to the previous year 2022, with KLM as the largest carrier and Atlas Air and Silk Way West Airlines as the newcomers.

Despite the overall decrease in total freight volume, freighters at Schiphol Airport achieved a higher load factor (+6%) in 2023 compared to 2022. Additionally, there was a 2.1% increase in cargo transported in the belly of passenger flights.

Schiphol recorded a profit of 101 million euros for the year. However, the airport still faces financial pressure from increasing costs and the need for essential quality improvements that require investments, as stated in the report.

Schiphol connects the Netherlands to 305 direct destinations (-3,8% compared to 2022) of which 126 are intercontinental (-2,3% compared to 2022). Schiphol was the second best-connected airport in 2023 based on the number of direct connections, according to the ACI Connectivity Report 2023. In 2023 Schiphol was the 4th best-connected hub airport worldwide, according to the report.

Schiphol is also in the process of developing the dnata Cargo City Amsterdam, a fully automated cargo centre with an annual handling capacity of 850,000 tonnes by the second half of 2024. This development will enhance the airport's current warehousing facilities, complementing its extensive belly and full-freighter networks.

The airport has also released the numbers for January 2024. The number of all-cargo flights decreased by 1% compared to January 2023. There were 1,307 cargo flights. The total transported volume increased by 14% compared to January 2023. The total volume was 118,253 tonnes.

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