July is the peak departure month during the summer holiday period. Last month there were of 6.7 million passengers travelling to, from or via Schiphol, making it the busiest month ever in the airport’s history. This is an increase of 5.6% relative to last year, with Schiphol welcoming between 200,000 and nearly 235,000 passengers daily.
This growth in passenger numbers was the result of 2.7% more air transport movements, larger aircraft (three extra seats on average per movement) and an increased load factor.
The number of cargo flights grew by 3.7%, with a higher load factor pushing volumes up 6.5%.
Of the 6.7 million passengers served at Schiphol in July, 4.9 million were travelling within Europe. Greece saw the greatest increase in popularity (+19% passengers). Poland saw strong growth (+30%) and flights to Croatia are picking up too (41%).
In July there were 1.8 million intercontinental passengers; this is 4.1% more than in July last year. The highest growth in the number of intercontinental passengers was on flights to and from North America.
Click here for the complete overview of traffic and transport figures for July 2017.