News: A look ahead at air traffic 25 - 31 January 2021

Next week, we expect an average of 425 flights per day at Schiphol. From Monday on, the Polderbaan Runway will be unavailable for 13 weeks due to major maintenance (from 25 January to 26 April). The Zwanenburgbaan Runway will be used more frequently, also at night, as a result. The Kaagbaan Runway may also occasionally be deployed at night for take-offs towards the north-east.

The Buitenveldertbaan Runway will be used as a second runway for take-off and landing at peak times. In the event that the Buitenveldertbaan cannot be used, e.g., due to the weather conditions, then the Oostbaan Runway may be deployed for landings.

Download the full fact sheet (in Dutch) here:

Published on: 22 January 2021

Expected peak times

In the week of 25-31 January, we expect the following peak times on a typical day:

- 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 11 - 17 January

In the second week of the new year, there was an average of 467 flights per day at Schiphol. This is a 21.5% reduction compared with the number of flights in the first week of January. The majority of these flights took off from or landed on the Polderbaan and Kaagbaan runways. Because of the decrease in air traffic, there were fewer peak times during which a second runway was needed. The Aalsmeerbaan and Buitenveldertbaan runways were used as the main runway for take-off or landing on a few occasions due to the wind conditions and visibility.

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