Amsterdam Schiphol construction projects prepare airport for exponential passenger growth

posted on 13th August 2019 by William Hayes
Amsterdam Schiphol construction projects prepare airport for exponential passenger growth

Amsterdam Schiphol’s construction projects, which include a new pier and new terminal, are in preparation for rising passengers, said the airport in a statement.

Operations will continue as normal while the work is taking place, confirmed the airport, with sufficient capacity for travellers and airlines thought the duration of the construction work.

The airport is able to keep things running due to the particular ordering or renovation works they are implementing.

Work on Departure Hall 1 is underway already and set to be completed by mid-2020, creating more space for security, check-in and waiting areas.

The new terminal is to be located on the spot currently occupied by Departure Hall 1A, with construction not to commence until the dismantling of the departure hall is complete.

The contract for the construction work for the new terminal, which was put out to tender last July, will be awarded in spring 2020 to the successful construction firm/consortium.

“A new construction plan will be drawn up in conjunction with them. One thing that’s certain is that a construction project on the scale of the new terminal will take at least 3 and a half years,” said André van den Berg, CCO at Royal Schiphol Group.