News: A look ahead at air traffic 26 April – 2 May 2021

Next week, we are expecting the number of flights per day at Schiphol to increase to 490. Air traffic is forecast to increase further over the course of May. During peak times, which are expected to occur in the morning and evening, a second runway for take-off and landing may be required. Which runway is used depends on various factors, including the wind and weather conditions, runway availability and air traffic volumes.

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Published on: 23 April 2021

Expected peak times

In the week of 26 April – 2 May 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 12 – 18 April 2021

Last week, there was an average of 445 flights per day at Schiphol. The most frequently used runway was the Kaagbaan Runway, followed by the Zwanenburgbaan Runway. During the first half of the week, the Buitenveldertbaan Runway was occasionally used as the main runway for landing. This was due to a (north)westerly wind in combination with rain showers. The Aalsmeerbaan Runway was used as the main runway for landing on one day. The Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway was deployed as a second runway for landing on one morning due to the weather conditions during a peak moment. Take a look at the full report in the factsheet (pdf).

Daily forecast from Notifly

Stay up to date on where you can expect aircraft with the Notifly app. With Notifly on your smartphone or tablet, you can see the expected air traffic at your location up to 24 hours in advance. Follow live flights, check the wind and weather conditions, and see which runway a flight took off from or will land on. Go to for more information.