News: A look ahead at air traffic 28 December 2020 – 10 January 2021

In the last week of the year we expect an average of 555 flights per day. In the first week of the new year we forecast an average of 595 flights per day. 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. Download the full fact sheet (in Dutch) here:

Published on: 24 December 2020

Works near Zwanenburgbaan Runway

Due to works on the taxiway system on the south side of the Zwanenburgbaan Runway, the availability of this runway is limited. As a result, in the event of a southerly wind, the Buitenveldertbaan Runway or Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway can be used more frequently as a second runway for landing during peak times. When there’s a northerly wind, the Buitenveldertbaan Runway can be deployed more often as a second runway for take-off. The works will not affect runway use at night.

Peak moments

In the weeks from 28 December to 10 January, we expect a landing peak in the morning and evening followed by a daily take-off peak:

- 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 14 - 20 December

During the week of 14-20 December, we counted an average of 589 flights per day at Schiphol. Most of these flights landed on or took off from the Kaagbaan and the Polderbaan runways. The Aalsmeerbaan Runway was only used as a second runway at peak times. On four days, the Buitenveldertbaan Runway was used as the second runway for landings and the runway was used once for take-offs due to fog. The Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway was used as a second runway for landings at peak times on six days because the Buitenveldertbaan Runway was unavailable due to the weather (wind and visibility).

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