Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) is a major airport served by many different European airlines. This includes both national carriers and no-frills airlines.
Let's take a look at the main European airlines that serve Amsterdam...
1. KLM (klm.com) is the Dutch national airline, now part of the Air France-KLM group and member of the Skyteam alliance. It has a significant route network from its Amsterdam hub to European destinations. It also has many flights from Amsterdam to UK.
The cheapest flights to European cities start
at €100 return. Don't try booking a one-way flight with KLM - they will charge
an expensive full-fare. KLM now levies a fee for checking in luggage (max 23kg)
on economy tickets - though this is halved if you are a standard Ivory member
of Flying Blue, their frequent flyer program.
See our overview of Flying Blue
Transavia (transavia.com) is a Dutch no-frills carrier and an Air France/KLM
subsidiary. Focussed mainly on the leisure traveller with an extensive route network
from Amsterdam to the Mediterranean plus some Euro city destinations. Also flies
and Eindhoven airports.
3. EasyJet (easyjet.com), the no-frills airline flies to a number of Euro destinations from Amsterdam: Basel (BSL), Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF), Bordeaux (BOD), Corfu (CFU), Dubrovnik (DBV), Geneva (GVA), Hamburg (HAM), Ibiza (IBZ), Lisbon (LIS), Milan Malpensa (MXP), Nice (NCE), Olbia (OLB), Palermo (PMO), Prague (PRG), Rome Fiumicino (FCO), Split (SPU), Toulouse (TOU) and Venice (VCE). Easyjet charges for advance seat assignments (exit rows and front rows cost more), 20kg checked luggage and speedy boarding.
Vueling (vueling.com) is a Spanish budget airline, now part of IAG, the
group which owns British Airways and Iberia. Flies from Amsterdam to various cities
in Spain: Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Ibiza (IBZ), La Coruna
(LCG), Malaga (AGP), Majorca (PMI), Seville (SVQ) and Valencia (VLC).
Norwegian (norwegian.com), a Norwegian budget carrier that flies from Amsterdam
to Copenhagen (CPH), Oslo (OSL) and Stockholm (ARN).
Amsterdam is served by a large number of national carriers from most European countries:
Air France - part of Air France-KLM group, it flies non-stop to Paris (CDG), Marseille (MRS) and Nantes (NTE). It's regional no-frills airline Hop! flies from Amsterdam to Bordeaux (BOD), Clermont-Ferrand (CFE), Lyon (LYS), Montpellier (MPL) and Strasbourg (SXB). KLM serves other main French cities.
Lufthansa - the German national carrier flies non-stop from Amsterdam to Frankfurt (FRA), Hamburg (HAM) and Munich (MUC). Some Euro flights are being rebranded under no-frills subsidiary Germanwings.
Alitalia - the Italian carrier flies from Amsterdam non-stop to Milan Linate (LIN) and Rome (FCO).
SAS - the Scandinavian Star Alliance airline flies from Amsterdam to Copenhagen (CPH), Oslo (OSL) and Stockholm (ARN).
Turkish Airlines - flies Amsterdam to Ankara (ESB) and Istanbul (IST). Note, other airlines serving Turkey from Netherlands include Corendon and Pegasus.
Other Euro carriers serving AMS - Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Malta, Austrian, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Czech Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, LOT, Swiss, TAP, Tarom and Ukranian.
some flights to holiday destinations in Spain, Greece and Turkey though its main
focus is on long-haul leisure routes.
No-frills airlines Ryanair and Wizzair operate out of Eindhoven airport.
See our Amsterdam Schiphol airport guide.
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