Schiphol marks another record year with 52.5m passengers

Once again Schiphol booked a record year. The airport received over 52.5 million travelers in 2013, an increase of 3 percent compared to the previous year.The Amsterdam airport also handled more cargo, showing an increase of 3.5 percent with a total of 1.5 million tons.

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The number of aircraft movements increased with a half percent in 2013 to 426,000. Jos Nijhuis, CEO of the Schiphol Group, released these numbers Monday during the new year's reception.

Nijhuis thinks the statistics are 'positive,' but emphasized the airport has to invest in the coming years to keep the competitive position. An amount of 1.5 billion euro is needed for that purpose.