3.3 – The importance of Schiphol Mainport for the North Wing of the Randstad: The Schiphol Paradox

By Geert Boosten

boostenAmsterdam Airport Schiphol as the Dutch mainport is a major enabler for the development of the North Wing of the Randstad. The aviation network is widely recognized as the most valuable asset for the economy, which is dominated by services sectors. In the mean time the unwanted by-products of Schiphol Mainport could become the most important blocking factor for North Wing development. Boosten comes up with several suggestions in order to overcome this paradox; e.g. the assessment of new destinations: are we adding the right destinations and frequencies to support our regions competitive position from a service industry perspective?

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