An Airport May Get Its Wings Clipped...As Opponents Flex Their Muscles

Hans Wernink is a proud man. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport's senior vice-president for marketing shows off the sparkling main departure lounge, full of chic cafes, ritzy stores, and more exotic options such as a Las Vegas-style casino and a Finnish sauna. Even more important, Wernink notes, passengers walk only short distances to catch transfer flights. In the past two decades, six different magazines have named Schiphol the best airport in the world.

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