Greece was among the top three countries that travellers departing from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam most frequently chose for their holiday this summer.
According to an announcement by the airport’s management, Spain, Great Britain and Greece were in the top 3.
In terms of the most popular city trip destinations this summer, data showed that travellers opted for London, Barcelona and Istanbul.
“Schiphol can look back on a summer holiday with satisfied travellers and short waiting times at the security check,” the announcement said.
During July 7-September 3, the airport welcomed 3.7 million departing passengers. With an average of 1,339 aircraft movements per day and a total of 79,000 flights, the airport’s management said that Schiphol had a summer season that was almost back to previous proportions.
Data showed that 95 percent of Schiphol’s departing passengers went through the security check within 8 minutes. On average, the wait time at security control was 3 minutes.
“This is partly because travellers had prepared themselves well but also because 1050 new colleagues started working in security. This is well above the target of 850,” management said, adding that at times, arriving travellers have had to queue longer at passport control or wait for their baggage more than desired.
“This remains a focus area that Schiphol continues to work on,” management said
Moreover, more than 668,000 travellers until now have made use of an option to book a time slot for the security check at Schiphol. Of the travellers who made use of their time slot, 98% say they are (very) satisfied with the service. Schiphol is currently examining whether the possibility to reserve time slots can be extended to check-in and passport control.