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Europe's Biggest Airports
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands (AMS) saw traffic growth return in 2004. Aircraft movements were up 3.4% over 2003 to 431,000, reversing the losses in 2003 and 2002 of 3% and 4% respectively. Passenger numbers rose 6.5% to 42,541,000, also a healthy turnaround from the decline in 2003 of 1.7%. Air cargo, meanwhile, continued to grow with 1,421,000 tonnes in 2004, up 8.7%, steadily increasing following 2003 (up 5.5%) and 2002 (up 4.8%). Schiphol is served by 114 airlines, the largest being Air France-KLM.