Amsterdam Airport (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol)
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, as officially known, is situated about 9 km southwest of Amsterdam city. The prime international airport serving the Netherlands, Amsterdam airport regularly appears among top five busiest airports in Europein terms of passenger traffic. Well connected to many notable airports in Europe and various other airports around the globe, it serves more than 51 million passengers a year.
When it started to operate back in 1916, Amsterdam Airport was initially used as a military airbase, with only a few barracks & a field that mainly served both as the platform as well as a runway. It became civil airport in 1920, and in the last few decades it underwent renovation and upgrading, making it one of the important and busiest airports in the world. Built as a large terminal with all its services provided under a single roof, the airport is served by six runways, one of which is utilized by general aviation aircraft. There are a number of intercontinental flights that operate from this airport. Some of the major air carriers include Amsterdam Airlines, Arkefly, Delta Air Lines, KLM, Martinair, Easyjet, Transaviaand Corendon Dutch Airlines.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has one large terminal which is split into three sections or halls. There are a total of 165 boarding gates. The airport terminal features large shopping areas and the Schiphol Plaza, which is located before customsis used by travelers as well as non-traveling visitors.
There are a range of facilities and amenities offered at the airport. Travelers are provided with facilities such as cafes, bars, restaurants, duty-free shops, communication center offering internet and post office, well-equipped business center, special assistance to physically challenged & aged passengers, travel information desk, medical center and transportation services. The airport has opened a library as well, with a collection of 1200 books. The library also provides e-books and music which can be downloaded using a laptop or mobile device for free.
The closest airport to Amsterdam can be found at Rotterdam. Some of the other airports located near Amsterdam are Eindhoven airport, Dusseldorf Weeze airport, Antwerp Deurne airport and Groningen airport.
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