News: A look ahead at air traffic 22 – 28 March 2021

Around 410 flights per day are expected to arrive at and take off from Schiphol next week. The Polderbaan Runway is currently unavailable, so these flights will mainly land on and take off from the Zwanenburgbaan Runway. We expect peak times in the morning and evening, during which the Buitenveldertbaan Runway will be used as a secondary runway for take-off and landing. In the event of a north wind, the Buitenveldertbaan may also be used as the main runway for departing traffic at times when the Zwanenburgbaan Runway is unavailable. This is because of works on the taxiways and entry/exit ways to the south of the Zwanenburgbaan. If aircraft cannot land on the Buitenveldertbaan Runway (due to weather conditions, for example) then the Schiphol-Oostbaan will be deployed.

Download the full fact sheet (in Dutch) on the website.

Published on: 19 March 2021

Expected peak times

In the week of 22 – 28 March 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


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

A look back at 8 – 15 March 2021

There were around 381 flights per day in week 10 of 2021. The majority of flights landed on or took off from the Kaagbaan Runway and Zwanenburgbaan Runway. The strong and sometimes stormy wind from the south west had a significant impact on runway use over the course of this week. The Buitenveldertbaan Runway was used as the main runway for landings on six days, including three nights. When the Buitenveldertbaan couldn’t be deployed due to the wind conditions, the Schiphol-Oostbaan was used. The Aalsmeerbaan Runway was primarily used as a secondary runway. However, it was used as the main runway for landings on Tuesday because of the wind, and as the main runway for take-offs on part of Wednesday because of works on the Kaagbaan Runway.

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