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Regional airports and International participations
Regional airports

The number of passengers at Eindhoven Airport increased from 2.6 to 3.0 million in 2012. In addition, the number of destinations that can be reached from Eindhoven Airport increased from 36 to 46 in 2012. Rotterdam The Hague Airport also showed growth from 1.1 to 1.3 million passengers. The number of destinations that can be reached from Rotterdam The Hague Airport increased from 35 to 40.

The agreements that have been made within the Alders Platform affect the development of Eindhoven Airport and Lelystad Airport. Examples include the expansion of the terminal building at Eindhoven Airport and the paving extensions of the runway at Lelystad Airport. Rotterdam The Hague Airport is increasingly developing into a business airport.

International participations

Our international focus lies mainly on improving the support for our main customers by jointly seeking cooperation with airports in other countries that are important for them. This strengthens our competitive position. The extensive global network of KLM and SkyTeam is an important starting point. The SkyTeam alliance is the largest transatlantic joint venture within the aviation sector with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle and JFK International Airport as major hubs. We will continue to properly manage existing shareholdings and international partnerships.

Aéroports de Paris, with which Schiphol Group has formed a strategic alliance (HubLink) and an 8% cross-shareholding, again contributed positively to the result in 2012. An important achievement of the Paris airports is the increase in quality perception compared to 2011, in part due to new facilities such as the new boarding satellite at Paris Charles de Gaulle that opened in 2012. The collaboration projects between the two airport organisations have generated further benefits resulting from, among other things, joint purchasing and the use of each other's 'best practices'.

Schiphol Group and Aéroports de Paris have formed a strategic alliance with the international airport of Seoul, Incheon Airport. In 2012, we carried out several projects together with this airport, which has been elected best airport in the world seven years in a row. These projects enabled us to exchange operational knowledge, in particular in the area of Asian passengers and cargo. Incheon is the home base of SkyTeam partner Korean Air and the fourth largest cargo hub in the world.

The expansion of Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York that we have commissioned together with Delta Airlines, is on schedule. The expansion encompasses nine new international gates and additional facilities for baggage handling, customs and border control.

The cooperation with Aéroports de Paris, the alliance with Incheon and the expansion of Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport all contribute to the further strengthening of the international hub system of the SkyTeam alliance.

Brisbane Airport, in which Schiphol Group has a 18.7% interest, continues to develop as an AirportCity and again recorded an increase in the number of passengers in 2012 (+4.5%). On 26 September, Schiphol Group sold its 1% interest in Vienna International Airport.

 

Passengers in millions

Air transport movements

 

2012

2011

Growth

2012

2011

Growth

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

1.273

1.124

13.3%

13,565

13,137

3.3%

Eindhoven Airport

2.977

2.643

12.6%

22,995

20,227

13.7%

Lelystad Airport

 

 

 

114,508

123,035

-6.9%