News: A look ahead at air traffic 11-17 January 2021

We expect an average of 500 flights a day over the coming week. That is less than in the last week of 2020, when we had an average of 542 flights. Peak moments are expected in the morning and evening. During these moments, a second runway may be deployed. Which runways we use will depend, among other things, on weather conditions and air traffic volumes

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Published on: 8 January 2021

Work on taxiways

Due to work on the taxiway system on the south side of the Zwanenburgbaan Runway, the availability of this runway is limited. As a result, it is expected that the Buitenveldert runway will be used more often for take-off and landing at peak times. The Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway can also be used for landings if the Buitenveldertbaan Runway cannot be used.

Peak moments

In the weeks from 11 -17 January, we expect a landing peak in the morning and evening followed by a take-off peak daily:

Take-off: - between 09:20 and 11:00 in the morning;
- between 20:20 and 21:20 in the evening.

Landing: - between 07:20 and 08:40 in the morning;
- between 18:40 and 20:00 in the evening.

A look back at 28 December - 3 January

In the last week of the year, we counted an average of 542 flights a day at Schiphol, where we expected an average of 555 flights. Most of these flights landed on or took off from the Kaagbaan and the Polderbaan runways. The Aalsmeerbaan Runway was mainly used as a second runway and at a few moments as the main runway because of the weather and runway inspections on the Kaagbaan Runway. The Buitenveldertbaan Runway was used on two days as the second take-off runway and on two days as the second landing runway. The Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway was used as a second landing runway at peak times on three days because the Buitenveldert runway could not be used due to the weather (wind and visibility).

Take a look at the full report in the factsheet (pdf).