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  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ˌsxɪpˈɦɔl]) is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 9 kilometres (5

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  • 6 mi) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, province of North Holland
  • It is the fifth busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers
  • The airport is built as a single-terminal concept: one large terminal split into three large departure halls
  • Schiphol is the hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair Cargo, Transavia and TUI Airlines Netherlands
  • The airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Air Lines and Jet Airways and as a base for EasyJet and Vueling
  • Schiphol opened on 16 September 1916 as a military airbase
  • The end of the First World War also saw the beginning of civilian use of Schiphol Airport and the airport eventually lost its military role completely
  • By 1940, Schiphol had four asphalt runways at 45-degree angles
  • The airport was captured by the German military that same year and renamed Fliegerhorst Schiphol
  • The airport was destroyed through bombing but at the end of the war the airfield was restored quickly

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