The number of flights to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in December fell by 59% to a total of 15,902 (38,425 in December 2019). This resulted in a total of 1.2 million passengers who travelled to, from or via Schiphol (5.4 million in December 2019), representing an 77% drop in passenger numbers. The number of cargo flights rose to 2,353 (+119%) compared to the same month last year, which partly accounts for the 8% increase in transported tonnage.
Of the over 1.2 miljoen passengers in December, approximately 836,000 travelled from or to a destination within Europe. Some 397,000 passengers travelled to an intercontinental destination. These figures both represent an 77% decrease compared to the same month last year. Passenger movements across all continents showed a sharp decrease, varying from a decrease of 59% (Latin America) to 88% (Asia).
The number of all-cargo flights more than doubled, from 1,075 to 2,353, in December in respect of last year. This compensates for the tonnage normally transported on passenger flights, with the total transported volume increasing by 8% to almost 136,000 tonnes. The increase in the number of all-cargo flights mainly took place in respect of North America and Asia. The number of cargo flights to other continents showed an increase in respect of 2019.
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