The Schiphol Airport group is looking into the option of establishing a second terminal in the Haarlemermeer region south of Amsterdam, the Telegraaf says on Friday.
Expansion may be necessary because of Schiphol’s rapid expansion and limited capacity at the Lelystad site, which has been earmarked as an overflow airport for charter airlines, the paper says.
The Telegraaf says the new airport would have an arrivals and departures terminal and a runway, the seventh in the locality.
This year, Schiphol is expected to reach maximum capacity of 60 million passengers but demand is set to grow to 85 million within 14 years, the Telegraaf says.
Economic research institute SEO is quoted as saying that a second terminal is ‘unavoidable’. Schiphol has already reserved land between the A4, A5 and A9 motorways.
However, the transport ministry says efforts are currently focused on expanding the railway station and the existing terminal facilities and any new terminal would be in the ‘distant future’.
The Schiphol Airport group is 100% owned by national and local government.
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