Schiphol Airport


A first-class workplace and catering with a beautiful view over the Panorama terrace


Today the doors of the new Spaces Lounge and the adjoining Panorama Restaurant open on Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Spaces – part of International Workplace Group (IWG), the world’s largest provider of flexible offices – now offers flexible workplaces and meeting rooms above Departure Hall 1 at Schiphol in collaboration with HMSHost Nederland – market leader in catering at airports, stations and shopping centres. The new Panorama Restaurant offers an extensive range of catering options and is adjacent to the Spaces Lounge and the Panorama Terrace. Both locations are in a public area, which means that it does not matter whether visitors fly or not.

Every traveler, regardless of a Spaces membership, can use the work location for a fee. A business traveler on the road, a freelancer, or a group of colleagues looking for an office space or meeting room near the departure hall. Spaces contains six fully equipped rooms with workplaces for more than a hundred professionals and four different meeting rooms. HMSHost Nederland provides a varied catering offer in the Lounge and in the Panorama Restaurant.

Spaces Lounge is great for transferring passengers who have to wait for long periods of time. They can use the space to, for example, meet with their teams and make optimal use of their time at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Flexible workplaces at airports and stations offer a solution to the growing demand from customers who want to work close to where they live and live. They also want access to professional facilities when they are on the road. This new lounge at Schiphol is part of our plan to open at least new flexible offices in the Netherlands over the next five years.

Gavin Phillips, Regional Vice President , IWG Benelux

With the return of business travelers, we saw the demand for airport facilities change . Together with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and IWG, we have found a great way to offer travelers on the road meeting and workplaces in order to use their valuable time as efficiently as possible. As a result, the Spaces Lounge and the Panorama Restaurant offer an accessible meeting place for travelers and guests visiting the airport.

Sytze van der Aa, Regional Managing Director HMSHost Europe

We are extremely proud to open both locations that focus on different target audiences. Flexible office space at the airport enables professionals to be more productive wherever they are. Whether it concerns a local office or the optimal use of waiting or transfer time for a business trip. The adjoining Panorama Restaurant is a fantastic addition with the vision to also provide a space for business travelers and individuals to meet. But definitely also a place where families and plane spotters can relax and enjoy the view over the Panorama terrace on the runways and departing and arriving aircraft.

Arthur Reijnhart, Commercial Director at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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The new Spaces Lounge and the Panorama Restaurant is part of the refresh Lounge 1. The new Spaces Lounge on the third floor of Departure Hall 1 is the second Spaces at Schiphol. There is already a Spaces Lounge in the Microsoft building The Outlook. There, IWG has set up a totally innovative office concept in collaboration with Microsoft.

Royal Schiphol Group (RSG) has taken the next step in the termination process of the HubLink collaboration agreement. RSG has entered into an agreement to sell 1.59% of the shares in Aéroports de Paris (ADP) to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Due to the termination of the partnership agreement on November 2014, ADP and RSG sell their mutual 8% equity interests. The process to settle the cross participation is expected to be completed by 30 May .

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Due to the refurbishment of Lounge 1, .000 square meters of floor space have been reclassified so that passengers can find their way more easily and in a clearer way. Part of the space will also be given a new function, which will provide approximately 5.000 square meters of extra floor space for passengers, new shops and catering. Around the two central squares in the lounge 000 renewed shopping and catering concepts will be realized. The catering offer will be expanded on the top floor in Lounge 1, the so-called food court.

Passenger and sustainability at the center

The passenger and sustainability are central to the new design. The lounge is divided into three areas, each with its own appearance, which form a natural whole through their shape, color and use of materials. This makes it easier for passengers to find their way.

In addition, the focus is on sustainability and circularity. During the redevelopment more than 90% of the materials will be recycled and installations that consume a lot of energy will be replaced by more economical installations. Materials used are as sustainable as possible. The ceiling will be made of recyclable aluminum and recyclable panels, floor tiles will be made from residual materials of marble, granite and quartz, upholstery for furniture will be made from leather waste and the wooden walls will be made from sustainable bamboo. Everything together contributes to Schiphol’s goal to be in 2030 zero waste.

The refurbishment of Lounge 1 will take place in several phases

Construction consortium of SPIE and Equans (ESAP) will carry out the renovation. Both companies have previously carried out work for the airport. ESAP will prepare for the implementation in the coming months and the actual renovation will start from 90. Lounge 1 will remain available to travelers throughout the renovation. Naturally, the inconvenience for travelers will be kept to a minimum, because part of the project will be carried out at night. In addition, the work has also been divided into different phases, which are planned one after the other to cause as little disruption as possible to airlines, passengers and employees.

Click here for more information about renewing Lounge 1.

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Schiphol calls the joint investment in the accessibility of the Netherlands and the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area that the Transport Region, the Province of North Holland, the Municipality of Amsterdam, NS, KLM, ProRail, the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Schiphol and the State today announced a historic decision. The extension of the North/South line creates extra space for, among other things, international train connections to and from Schiphol.

It is fantastic that the government is making this major investment. With this total package of measures, we also ensure the accessibility of the airport for passengers, employees and commuters in the future. Extending the North/South line to Schiphol and Hoofddorp stimulates a sustainable connection at a regional, national and international level. It creates space in the Schiphol tunnel, which can then be used by both national and international trains. The latter is important so that the train can serve as an alternative to the plane for short distances. Moreover, it strengthens Schiphol as a multimodal hub by bringing together public transport, the car and the plane. That is good for the sustainable accessibility of the Netherlands. We are pleased that our joint efforts contribute to this.20221114 Robert Carsouw, Chief Financial Officer at Royal Schiphol Group

Schiphol has a unique position as a multimodal hub. All kinds of transport come together at the airport: plane, train, bus, bicycle, car and therefore also the metro in the future. Extending the North/South line will strengthen this position. The extension of the existing metro North/South line towards Schiphol and Hoofddorp is expected to be completed in 2026 start and be realized in .

From Monday until Friday 18 November and on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 In November there will be maintenance work on the Schiphol-Oostbaan. The runway is not available for air traffic during runway maintenance. This means that the small, business and private aircraft and other air traffic that normally use this runway will have to use another runway. As a result, the Buitenveldertbaan runway is expected to be used slightly more. Regular maintenance is carried out on runways every year, so that they are in good condition and stay. Restorative work on the asphalt and markings is being carried out on the Schiphol-Oostbaan. The cabling and electricity are checked, lamps are cleaned or replaced and surrounding lawns are mowed. The rainwater drainage system is checked, flushed if necessary and repaired where necessary. The work is being carried out in collaboration with Heijmans. Residents with questions For more information or questions about air traffic and runway use during the work, local residents can contact BAS. On their website, BAS explains current runway use and operational details and is the information and reporting center for air traffic to, from and at Schiphol. This is possible 7 days a week (09.00-.00 hours) via telephone number 18-6015555 or by consulting the website. On the websites of BAS and Schiphol, weekly information published about air traffic at Schiphol. This gives local residents insight into the development of air traffic. With the app Notifly, residents living near Schiphol have moreover, always real-time insight into the current and expected air traffic at their location . Schiphol keeps local residents informed of relevant developments regarding air traffic at Schiphol via a newsletter. Anyone can sign up for the neighbors newsletter.

Royal Schiphol Group (RSG) has taken the next step in the termination process of the HubLink collaboration agreement. RSG has entered into an agreement to sell 2.5% of the shares in Aéroports de Paris (ADP) to Crédit Agricole Assurances, through its subsidiary Predica.

Due to the termination of the cooperation agreement on 30 November 2021 ADP and RSG sell their mutual 8% equity interests. The process to settle the cross participation is expected to be completed by 30 May 2021 at the latest.

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4.9 million passengers traveled to, from or via Schiphol in October 2022. In October 2020 there were 3.7 million. In October 2020 there were 1.1 million and in October 2019 6.4 million. The number of flights to and from Schiphol was 019.358 (+11% of 2020, +85% vs. 2020 and -26% vs. 2019). The number of cargo flights was 1.575 (-31% vs 2020, -19% of 2019, +19% of 912). The tonnage of cargo carried was 18% lower compared to last year, -13% of 2019 and -13% of 2020.





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Of the 4.9 million passengers in October, 1.7 million passengers had a transfer at Schiphol. These are approximately 850.000 unique passengers, which are counted twice in the international counting method: as a passenger on arrival and as a passenger on departure. 3.4 million travelers went to or came from a destination in Europe, almost 1.5 million outside Europe.


The number of full cargo flights is compared to 2020 dropped from 2.019 to 1.575 to flee. The total volume transported in October was 2022 125.143 ton.

Click here2022 for the total overview of traffic and transport figures for October 2022.

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Royal Schiphol Group places 400 up to 10.000 new charging points for electric vehicles, spread over the various Royal Schiphol Group airports. The charging stations are of great importance to realize emission-free airports in 2030. As part of this, all vehicles will be electric: from ground handling to hotel shuttles and everything in between.

The tendering process for the supply of charging stations has been completed and awarded to Ecotap and Combinatie FIMIH. There are now approximately 400 so-called public EV charging points at Schiphol. More charging points for all vehicles

Currently, electric passenger cars for the most part use the charging points. With this award, the capacity for these users will be considerably increased in the coming years. In addition, these new contracts also offer possibilities to provide charging capacity for electric trucks, buses and ground handling vehicles.

Smart charging

In addition to expanding the number of charging stations, Royal Schiphol Group has entered into a tender entered into a partnership with Combination FIMIH for the management of the charging stations. Combination FIMIH supplies a smart digital platform with partner Maxem. With the arrival of this Chargepoint Operator (CPO) platform, all charging facilities can be centrally monitored and controlled. The digital CPO platform makes it possible to smartly control charging facilities and even link them to energy generated by solar panels at the airports. This is so that overloading the energy grid is avoided and users can charge sustainably generated energy when the sun is shining. Most sustainable airports

These investments contribute to Royal Schiphol Group’s ambition to become the most to operate sustainable airports in the world. In addition, it improves the infrastructure of the airport, the use of electric vehicles contributes to local air quality and strengthens Schiphol’s position as a ‘Smart Airport City’, in which consideration is given, among other things, to sustainable generation, distribution and delivery of energy at Schiphol.

Work at Schiphol is a digital, central place where work and learning are central and focuses on influx, promotion and mobility. On the platform it is possible to find all relevant information about vacancies, internships and aviation-related training. At the moment there are only vacancies, but internships and training will soon follow. The platform is intended for job seekers who want to start their career and workers who want to continue their career at Schiphol. Students who are looking for an internship or a part-time job can also come here in the future.Francien David, Director of Aviation Community Schiphol: “We want to show what opportunities there are at Schiphol to work, develop and grow. The importance of having enough good people has recently become apparent. There is a great variety of companies with a great diversity of functions at Schiphol. That makes Schiphol an interesting place to work. We are very proud of the launch of this platform, from now on job seekers can view all vacancies at a glance.”

In an open letter, Greenpeace asks Schiphol’s CEO, Ruud Sondag, whether he opts for a sustainable future.

He then gives the following response:

“It is right that interest groups insist on a cleaner Netherlands and hold the CEO to account about this. I have been committed to a sustainable Netherlands for more than 25 years and that is of course not going to change. I like it and Schiphol likes it.

Schiphol has an important social mission: to connect the Netherlands with the rest of the world and make a positive contribution to the well-being of the Dutch. The Netherlands is directly connected to almost 25 destinations in the world via Schiphol. That is a great good, but that has to change: better for our employees, better for the environment and with fewer emissions, less nuisance. Our goal is clear: zero-emission airports in 2030 and net climate neutral aviation in 2050. And we have a duty to lead the way. When I look at this sector now, I see: yes, that has to be done faster, I share that sense of urgency. It is also Schiphol’s role to help our customers achieve their sustainability ambitions.

As an aviation sector, we must do everything we can to become quieter and cleaner. That’s my image. The task is immense, but achievable. But only feasible if we work together. With our environment, the government, society. Clear laws and regulations and the right permits are a requirement. This should be clarified soon.

Sustainability also means dealing sustainably with employees. That is also my agenda. I stand up for them too. Demonstrating is a great thing. With respect for our employees. They work hard every day for passengers at Schiphol.

I would like to talk to everyone there in the near future, with Greenpeace, with employees, with trade unions, in other words with everyone.

And for Saturday, be welcome, but keep it tidy.”

More information can be found at:

Schiphol | Towards sustainable aviation.

Higher wages, finer schedules and better rest areas for Schiphol security officers

Social agreement reached by Schiphol Group, FNV and CNV