Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handled 383,780 metric tons of cargo in the third quarter of 2013, increasing 2.6 percent compared with the same period in 2012.
In September, cargo rose 3.9 percent year-over-year to 130,631 metric tons, bringing the total for the first nine months of the year to 1.12 million metric tons, up 1.6 percent. Schiphol’s largest market remained Asia in September, with North America retaining the second position. Traffic for Europe’s third-largest cargo hub has shown growth in five of the nine months year-to-date.
“These are pleasing figures,” said Enno Osinga, Schiphol’s senior vice president of cargo, in a written statement. “The general trend is positive. This is a strong performance for a major European gateway which reflects the determined efforts of the airlines, our own team and the logistics community to continue optimizing service standards and driving growth at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.”