Internal restructuring
West-Nederland; Noord-Holland; Groot-Amsterdam
Location of affected unit(s)
Schiphol Airport
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

220 - 550 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
28 January 2009
Foreseen end date
28 January 2011


On 27 January 2009, Schiphol Airport announced that it will cut between 220 and 550 jobs over the next two years. This cut represents a 10-25% reduction of the workforce (2,200 employees). The cuts are due to falling transport figures and increased competition. Schipol Airport has also pointed to the credit crisis and a new tax for passengers (introduced on 1 July). The restucturing will affect all types of jobs. Forced dismissals are not ruled out.


  • 28 January 2009: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 28 January 2009: NRC Handelsblad


Eurofound (2009), Schiphol, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 68066, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68066.