The Netherlands is easily accessible from Europe's major destinations - especially capital cities - and from larger airports outside of Europe. In total, the country is home to 28 airports, though just a handful offer international flights. The five largest airports in the Netherlands are Amsterdam-Schiphol, Eindhoven, Rotterdam The Hague, Maastricht Aachen and Groningen Airport. Schiphol is the largest in the country, and the third largest airport in Europe, with over 50 million passengers travlling through in 2013.
From Schiphol, there are connections to most major cities around the world. Direct flights are available to New York, Cape Town, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. Routes are also available to major European destinations from both Schiphol and other Dutch airports.
Schiphol serves as a base for Dutch airlines KLM, Corendon, ArkeFly and Transavia. The Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) is the national airline of the Netherlands, operating a host of worldwide routes alongside KLM Cityhopper and Martinair. Transavia, a subsidiary of Air France-KLM, is a low-cost and charter service, whilst Corendon Dutch Airlines is a sister company of the Turkish airline Corendon Airlines. Delta Air Lines, Vueling and easyJet are international airlines that also operate within the Netherlands.
A large variety of aircraft are used within the Netherlands, including the Boeing 373-800, 767-300, 787-8 (mainly used by Arkefly), Embraer 190ER and Fokker 70 (mainly used by KLM Cityhopper) and a selection of Airbus models (including the A330-200, A330-300 and A350-900) and Boeings (777-300ER, 777-200ER) used by KLM.