Long term accessibility of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
A low land-side accessibility of an airport can seriously reduce its attractivity, and
thereby reduce the competitiveness of the airport. On the other hand can an excellent
accessibility increase the attractivity of airports. Spatial and economical developments
around the airport affect its accessibility. The airport authorities of Schiphol were
concerned about these developments and therefore regarded it an absolute necessity to
Client: develop an integral vision on the airports’ accessibility from an aviation point of view, for
Schiphol Redesign the period after 2010. At the same time it is not clear to what extent developments on the
(Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, airport itself contribute to the increasing traffic densities in the direct vicinity of Schiphol
Dutch air control,aviation sector airport.
represented by KLM)
Financing agency: The aviation sector has asked DHV to investigate whether there are limiting factors to
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the growth of Schiphol from an accessibility point of view. If limiting factors are present,
directions for solutions should be defined that ensure good accessibility of the airport
Services provided: during its further growth.
Strategic accessibility study
In cooperation with: DHV made problem descriptions for three groups of travellers (passengers, employees
Errocon bv and others) on three different spatial scale levels (Schiphol, the Schiphol region and the
national international level). Directions for accessibility solutions were suggested during
Project name: a number of workshops with representatives of the aviation sector.
Long term accessibility
of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Long term forecasts (2020) indicate that the accessibility of a continuously growing
airport will deteriorate if no measures are taken. Fortunately there are good solutions
Location:: available for these accessibility problems on all three spatial scale levels.
Schiphol, The Netherlands
To what extent accessibility will become a limiting factor for the airports’ development is
Period: strongly dependent on the direct accessibility control options available. Without
2001 implementation of new solutions the worsened accessibility will reduce the airports’
home market, thus directly reducing its growth potential. On a local level the airport is
DHV Transfer & Rail able to develop solutions. On a regional and national international level however, the
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3800 BC Amersfoort limiting the control options for the airport.
Tel +31 33 468 2000 Because of this a good coordination with partners in the region is crucial to achieve a
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