News: A look ahead at air traffic 19 – 25 April 2021

We are predicting an average of 465 flights per day at Schiphol next week. We expect there to be a landing peak followed by a take-off peak in the morning and evening. During peak times, it is possible that a second runway will be deployed. Which runway is used for take-off and landing depends on a variety of factors, including the wind and weather conditions, runway availability and air traffic volume.

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Published on: 16 April 2021

Expected peak times

In the week of 19 – 25 April, we expect the following daily peak times:

- between 09:20 and 11:00 in the morning
- between 20:20 and 21:20 in the evening

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

A look back at 5 – 11 April 2021

Schiphol saw an average of 457 daily flights in the week following Easter. The most frequently used runway was the Zwanenburgbaan, followed by the Kaagbaan Runway. Because of a strong north-westerly wind combined with snow and rain showers, the Kaagbaan could not always be deployed. The Buitenveldertbaan and Aalsmeerbaan runways were used in its place as a main runway. The Buitenveldertbaan Runway was also used for landings during four nights due to the weather conditions at the time. Take a look at the full report in the factsheet (pdf).

Check out the Notifly app

Would you like to see where you can expect aircraft on any given day? If the answer is yes, then check out the Notifly app. It allows you to see the expected air traffic at your location up to 24 hours in advance. You can also follow flights live, check the wind and weather conditions and see which runway a flight takes off from or lands on. Go to for more information.