Schiphol profits up 7.2% in 2006

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, which is to remain in state hands after the new government scrapped plans to partially privatise it, booked a 7.2% increase in net profit last year, excluding property revaluations and a one-off tax break.

Turnover reached €1bn, an increase of 9.4% year-on-year. The number of passengers using the airport was up 4.3% to 46.1 million. Schiphol said new restrictions on what passengers could take into planes had cost airport shops €1.5m.

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