More than 1.1 million passengers flew from, via or to Schiphol in May 2021. In May 2020, when Schiphol felt the major effects of COVID-19, that number was 208,000. In May 2019, 6.4 million passengers travelled through Schiphol. The number of flights to and from Schiphol was 15,579 – 65% fewer than in May 2019. The number of cargo flights was 2,011 (-21% compared to 2020, +64% compared to 2019), which contributed to a 40% increase in transported tonnage compared to last year and a 10% increase compared to 2019.
Of the 1.1 million passengers in May, more than 621,000 passengers had a transfer at Schiphol. The travellers with a transfer were almost 310,500 unique passengers, who are counted two times in the international counting method: as an arriving passenger and departing passenger.
The number of all-cargo flights has increased, from 1,225 to 2,011, compared to 2019. This compensates for the tonnage normally transported on passenger flights, with the total transported volume increasing by 10% to more than 147,000 tonnes, compared with 2019.
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