Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – get to know more about the airport that’s celebrating 100 years
Last year Amsterdam Airport Schiphol distributed Stroopwafels on its stand at World Routes in Durban. At this year’s event in Chengdu, the airport is celebrating its 100-year anniversary by sponsoring the Saturday evening reception at the Shangri-La Hotel.
A short little history
Did you know that the history of aviation extends over more than two thousand years, starting with Chinese kites and the Greeks attempts at tower jumping?
Did you know that the word ‘aviation’ comes from the Latin word ‘avis’, meaning bird?
Did you know that the Zeppelin was the first flying device, also called a flying boat?
And did you also know that 100 years ago the first airline did not yet exist?
So can you imagine what big changes and developments our industry has undergone during this last century?
We are able to tell you a lot about it. Because this year Amsterdam Airport Schiphol celebrates 100 years. From a muddy stretch of reclaimed land to an airport with more than 58.2 million passengers per year. From the first commercial flight from London, to more than 323 worldwide destinations today. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol continues to grow...
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