News: A look ahead at air traffic 12 – 18 April 2021

Next week, we expect an average of 455 daily flights at Schiphol. The Polderbaan Runway will be unavailable until 10 May as it is undergoing major maintenance. That is why, in addition to the Kaagbaan, the Zwanenburgbaan will be used as the main runway as much as possible. The Aalsmeerbaan Runway and Buitenveldertbaan Runway may also be deployed if necessary. Which runways are used for take-off and landing depends on the wind and weather conditions, runway availability and air traffic volumes.

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Published on: 9 April 2021

Expected peak times

In the week of 12 – 18 April 2021, we expect the following daily peaks:

- 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 29 March – 4 April 2021

There were around 437 flights per day at Schiphol in the first week of April. 85% of these flights took off from or landed on the Kaagbaan and Zwanenburgbaan runways. When these two runways were not available (because of short-term maintenance, test flights or weather conditions) the Aalsmeerbaan Runway was temporarily used as the main runway for take-off and the Buitenveldertbaan Runway was temporarily used as the main runway for landing. These runways were also used as secondary runways at peak times. Take a look at the full report in the factsheet (pdf).

Daily forecasts from Notifly

The Notifly app is a handy addition to your weekly air traffic forecast. This application lets you see the expected air traffic at your location up to 24 hours ahead. You can follow live flights, see which runway aircraft took off from or landed on, and gain an insight into the wind and weather conditions that can affect air traffic. Go to for more information.