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Schiphol is 'best European airport'

Again in 2012, Schiphol won a number of important awards.


For the first time, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol was elected best airport in Europe in the prestigious SKYTRAX survey. In the world ranking, we moved up from sixth to fourth place following Incheon International Airport (South-Korea), Singapore Changi Airport and Hongkong International Airport. We regard this award as a special token of appreciation: SKYTRAX conducted the survey among twelve million passengers.

Furthermore, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol was elected International Airport of the Year 2012 by CAPA, Centre for Aviation. According to this independent research company, Schiphol is a leader in the worldwide aviation sector.

For the twenty-third year in a row, British business travellers have awarded Schiphol the Business Traveller Award in the Best Airport in Europe category and the Canadian travel sector elected Schiphol Top International Airport for the eighth year in a row.


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has won multiple awards for its performance in the area of cargo. In 2012, the airport was elected Best Airport Europe at the Asian Freight & Supply Awards (AFSCA) for the eighteenth time and Best Cargo Terminal Europe for the thirteenth time.

Commercial activities

At the second edition of the Food and Beverage Conference and Award, Café Rembrandt was one of the winners. This bar at Schiphol Plaza, near Arrival Hall 1, was elected best airport bar in the world by an international jury. Business partner HMSHost and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol received an award for Best Food and Beverage Concession Program, for offering such an integrated and diverse range of products.


Schiphol is also appreciated for its online activities. Moodie International, one of the best-known business-to-business publishers, granted Amsterdam Airport Schiphol two awards: one for the Best Mobile App and one for Best Retail Website in the Airport sector. In both categories, Schiphol was selected from 160 entries. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol also received an honourable mention in the categories Best use of Social Media Overall, Best Facebook Page and Best Marketing Campaign.