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Flybe is 'European Airline of the Year' at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

4 April 2013

Leading regional airline wins prestigious award for 12% growth at Europe's fourth largest airport

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has won Schiphol Amsterdam Airport’s prestigious ‘Airline of the Year 2012 Europe’ Award over the likes of Easyjet, KLM, Lufthansa, Iberia, Swiss, and many others for being the best airline in Europe operating out of Amsterdam.

The airport, the fourth largest in Europe featuring six runways, distinguished Flybe with this recognition that is one of only six annual sought-after accolades. On presenting the award to Flybe, Schiphol Airport’s Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Ad Rutten said that the airline is well-respected at Amsterdam and that it had ‘realised growth of no less than 12% in passenger numbers in Schiphol over the past year. Flybe made a flying start last year by introducing two new routes connecting Birmingham and East Midlands with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. With a total of five routes, Flybe now operates 58 weekly flights to Schiphol’.

In acknowledging the award, Flybe UKs Managing Director, Andrew Strong comments: “It is a great honour for Flybe to have received this award and especially from such a well-known and world-renowned airport.  It gives credence to the success of the five routes we operate to Amsterdam from Birmingham, East Midlands, Exeter, Inverness and Southampton and we look forward to fulfilling plans to develop further our commitment to Schiphol Airport with further route expansion in the future.”

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s three other 2012 Airline of the Year wInners were KLM, Africa & Middle East:  China Southern Airlines, Asia, and ArkeFly, North & South America. The remaining categories were for cargo and ground handling services.