December 11 2013 Latest news:
Shaun Lowthorpe, Business editor
Thursday, October 17, 2013
It’s a 35 minute hop from Norwich to Schiphol, and the Dutch Airport has apparently proved a favourite with business travellers from across the UK.
British business travellers have again voted Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as the winner of the Business Traveller Award in the category ’Best Airport in Europe 2013’.
Maarten de Groof, Schiphol Group Vice President and CCO, said: “We are immensely proud that British business travellers have voted Schiphol the best European airport for the 24th time. Every year we welcome almost 7.5 million British passengers travelling through Schiphol. In the next few years to come, Schiphol will continue to invest in quality and capacity to remain Europe’s preferred airport.”
The airport said that British business travellers are an important group of travellers to Schiphol with daily 120 flights to and from 28 UK, a significant portion of which are operated by Air France-KLM and other airlines.
And Air France KLM-UK launched an extra fourth daily flight between Norwich and Amsterdam, which has proved popular with passengers and also helped connect them to more destinations across the globe.
Warner Rootliep, general manager for Air France-KLM UK, said: “Our collaboration with Schiphol is crucial for the travel experience we offer our passengers as a whole. This award is a token of recognition for the efforts and investments made by Schiphol in the past few years. We can consider ourselves very fortunate to have such a successful hub.”
The winners of the Business Traveller Awards are selected every year by the British readers of the Business Traveller magazine.
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