Amsterdam Schiphol airport has released renderings of the forthcoming new pier which is scheduled to open by the end of next year.
The facility will feature five gates for narrow-body aircraft on the north side, and three for wide-bodied planes on the south side (which can also be used to accommodate further narrow-body aircraft). Two further wide-body gates will also be added to the south side “at a later stage”.
The pier will measure 55,000sqm – around the size of 11 football pitches – and Schiphol says it will be “the most sustainable pier” at the airport, with design elements including the installation of 5,000sqm of solar panels, and the recycling of rainwater to flush toilets.
It is part of a wider expansion project at the airport, which will see a new terminal being built adjoining the existing Departure and Arrival Hall 1 – this is scheduled to open in 2023 and will increase capacity by 14 million passengers.
Last summer Schiphol set a record for one-day traffic, with over 230,000 travellers passing through the airport on July 31, 2017.
For a look back at the opening of Amsterdam Schiphol 50 years ago, see: