The run-up to the second corona wave could also be seen at Schiphol last month. The airport received fewer passengers in September than in the months before, according to Friday Numbers from the airport. Last month, Schiphol processed just under 1.4 million passengers, almost 80 percent less than in the same month last year.
With the new figures, the number of passengers is falling compared to August. In addition, the difference compared to last year is increasing again: in September there were 80 percent fewer passengers than September last year, in August the difference was 72 percent.
The decline is also reflected in the number of flight movements. In September there were more than 22,162 flight movements (50 percent less than last year) at the largest airport in the Netherlands, in August there were 23,125 (49 percent less).
The decline in the number of flights and passengers due to the corona crisis has also had major consequences for Schiphol. At the end of August, Schiphol Group, also owner of the airports in Rotterdam, Lelystad and Eindhoven, announced a loss of 233 million euros for the first half year. As a result of the economic problems, Schiphol Group decided to cut several hundred jobs.