Schiphol Airport sees 12.3 percent increase in cargo traffic in May 2017

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Jun 16, 2017: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has seen 12.3 percent increase in cargo volumes in May this year compared to May 2016.

In the period January-May 2017, the airport has seen 8.5 percent increase in cargo volumes compared to the same period last year.

In the month of May, 8.1 percent more passengers travelled to, from and via the gateway than in May 2016.

The number of passengers in May thus came to more than 6.2 million. Growth was further stimulated by the fact that the weekend following Ascension Thursday was not part of the May school holiday period this year, which meant that there was an extra travel opportunity for many. Airlines also started operating new routes from and to Schiphol, while they also increased the frequency they are flying to various destinations.

The total number of passenger flights increased by 4.6 percent and the number cargo flights increased by 3.4 percent.

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