A passenger’s choice to travel via Schiphol is to a significant extent determined by the fact that the airport can be accessed easily by train, car or bus. This is also referred to as landside accessibility.
Due to the fact that the Randstad conurbation is becoming congested and as a result the accessibility of the airport by car is coming under increasing pressure, Schiphol’s catchment area is becoming smaller and smaller. In this context, the term ‘catchment area’ is defined as the area from which travellers can reach Schiphol within a specified timeframe.
The projects that examine possible solutions for broadening the catchment area of Schiphol and making the airport a more appealing choice for travellers come under the theme of ‘Accessibility of Schiphol’. The accessibility of the terminal buildings and parking areas for airport staff and seamless airside logistics are also key points for attention within this theme.