In 2012, the number of direct destinations increased by four. 101 carriers connected Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with 317 scheduled destinations, 24 of which only with full freighters. Passengers could choose from 293 scheduled destinations, eight more than last year.
Compared with 2011, the number of intercontinental destinations increased by two, to 123. Additions made by KLM included Luanda (Angola), Lusaka (Zambia) and Harare (Zimbabwe). Three new destinations in North America were offered, but only during the summer months. These were Dallas/Fort Worth (KLM) and Las Vegas and Oakland (ArkeFly).
On balance, the number of European scheduled flight destinations increased by six to 170. With newcomer Eurolot, the Schiphol-network was expanded with Gdansk and Krakow. easyJet started service to Southend, London's sixth airport.
On balance, the total number of airlines at Schiphol decreased by two to 101. This decrease can, in part, be attributed to the bankruptcies of Malév, Amsterdam Airlines, Cimber Sterling and WindJet, to the EU flight ban for Syrian Arab Airlines and the takeover of Continental by United Airlines. Newcomers in 2012 include the Polish airline Eurolot and full freighter airline Air China Cargo.
In 2012, the number of members of the SkyTeam Alliance increased to 19. Newcomers were Saudia, Middle East Airlines, Aerolíneas Argentinas and Xiamen Airlines. Furthermore, a collaboration between Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways and Air Berlin was announced.