Schiphol is the Amsterdam International Airport (IATA: AMS), which is an important European airport, ranking as Europe’s 5th busiest and the world's 15th busiest by total passenger traffic. 45.5 million passengers passed through the airport in 2010, and during this year is expected to exceed this number of passengers.
Because of intense traffic and high landing fees, some low cost carriers decided to move their flights from Amsterdam Airport to smaller airports, such as Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport.
Many low cost carriers (like EasyJet) continue to operate from Schiphol, using the low-cost H-pier.
Schiphol is the home base of MartinAiry, Dutch Airlines, KLM and Transavia. Amsterdam airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Air Lines.
The most recent terminal of Amsterdam Airport was finalized in 1994 and expanded in 2007 with Terminal 4, although this part is not recognised as a separate building. The aiport also has 5 main runways and landing, plus one that is used for general aviation.
Under Schiphol Amsterdam airport is a fully underground rail station with a train service that operates 24 hours a day at the center of Amsterdam, other Dutch city, several German cities and Brussels, Antwerp and Paris.