Schiphol to manage a larger part of JFK in New York: report

Amsterdam's Schiphol airport is reported to be in the fray for managing a larger part of the JFK airport in New York than what it looks after presently, according to a report in the Financieele Dagblad.

Delta Airlines is said to have asked Schiphol to manage its two terminals at JFK. Schiphol already manages a terminal at JFK.

Delta Airlines is a member of international airline alliance Sky Team that also includes Air France-KLM. Air France – KLM is the largest customer of Schiphol and Aeroports de Paris. Deltais the US partner of Air France, and is scheduled to complete its merger with Northwest, which is the American partner of KLM.

The report quoted Schiphol 's financial director Pieter Verboom as saying that Delta was keen on the Dutch airport taking over the management of terminals 2 and 3. It said the deal still needs the approval of local partners and the airport authorities in New York.

Verboom was speaking at a press conference a day ago to commemorate the partnership deal between Schiphol and French airport group Aeroports de Paris.