• Short Summary

    THE NEW SCHIPOL AIRPORT IN AMSTERDAM WILL BE OPENED TODAY (FRIDAY). THE MULTI-MILLION POUND AIRPORT?

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    THE NEW SCHIPOL AIRPORT IN AMSTERDAM WILL BE OPENED TODAY (FRIDAY). THE MULTI-MILLION POUND AIRPORT HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE ALL AMSTERDAM'S PASSENGER AND CARGO TRAFFIC FROM ONE CENTRE.
    THE NEW AIRPORT HAS BEEN BUILT ON THE SITE OF THE ORIGINAL SCHIPOL AIRPORT WHICH INITIATED NETHERLANDS CIVIL AVIATION 47 YEARS AGO.
    DESIGNED BY THE DUTCH AVIATION PIONEER JAN DELLAERT, THE AIRPORT INCORPORATES SEVERAL DEPARTURES FROM TRADITION. THE TANGENTIAL RUNWAY SYSTEM, FOR INSTANCE, WAS DEVISED BY DELLAERT.
    IT IS PROBABLY THE ONLY AIRPORT IN THE WORLD TO BE RECLAIMED ENTIRELY FROM THE SEA. MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER WERE PUMPED FROM THE SITE, AND IT NOW LIES ABOUT 4 METRES (13 FEET) BELOW SEA LEVEL.
    THE AIRPORT IS CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING AT LEAST 20,000 PASSENGERS A DAY, AND ALSO HAS FACILITIES FOR INTER-CONNECTING ROAD, RAIL AND AIR TRAFFIC.
    THE MAIN PASSENGER TERMINUS HAD A FULLY STOCKED SHOPPING CENTRE, MOVING FOOTWAYS AND MODERNISED CUSTOMS FACILITIES.
    THE AIRPORT WILL BE OPENED TODAY BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF N.V. LUCHTHAVEN SCHIPOL.
    OFFICIALS AND AIRPORT MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD HAVE BEEN INVITED TO THE CEREMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACX9O4SCC4R26DXLO3L434D5V
    Media URN:
    VLVACX9O4SCC4R26DXLO3L434D5V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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