Royal Schiphol Group, the operator of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, announced today that its Chief Operating Officer (COO) has left the company due to a “difference of opinion” with the management team.
The COO, whose name has not been released, had been with the company for several years and played a key role in the airport’s operations and growth.
According to a statement from the company, the COO’s departure was amicable and the result of a disagreement on the direction of the company.
The statement also emphasized that the company’s operations will not be affected by the COO’s departure and that a search for a replacement will begin immediately.
Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe, with over 74 million passengers passing through in 2020.
It is a major hub for international travel and serves as a gateway to the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. The airport’s continued growth and success are crucial for the Netherlands’ economy and tourism industry.
This news comes amid a difficult time for the aviation industry as a whole, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant drop in air travel and a financial crisis for many airlines and airport operators.
The Royal Schiphol Group, like many in the industry, has had to make significant adjustments to its operations and financial plans in response to the pandemic.
It remains to be seen how the departure of the COO will impact the company’s operations and its ability to navigate the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic.
However, the company’s statement assures that it will continue to work towards its goal of providing a safe and efficient airport experience for passengers and employees.