News: A look ahead at air traffic 29 March – 4 April 2021

Next week, we expect an average of 435 daily flights at Schiphol. Most of these flights will take off from or land on the Kaagbaan Runway and Zwanenburgbaan Runway. There may be times when the Aalsmeerbaan, Buitenveldertbaan or Schiphol-Oostbaan runways are deployed, depending on air traffic volumes, the weather conditions (forecasted and current) and availability of the other runways. The Polderbaan Runway is unavailable due to major maintenance. Download the full fact sheet (in Dutch) on

Published on: 26 March 2021

Expected peak times

In the week of 29 March – 4 April, 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 15 – 21 March 2021

During this week, Schiphol saw around 385 flights per day. Three-quarters of air traffic landed on or took off from the Kaagbaan and Zwanenburgbaan runways. The Aalsmeerbaan Runway was used as the main runway for landing on three days because of northerly and north-easterly wind. Due to easterly wind and works on the Zwanenburgbaan Runway, the Buitenveldertbaan Runway was used as the main runway for take-off on two days. This runway was also used as the main runway for landing on two days as a result of (north)westerly wind. During peak times, the Aalsmeerbaan, Buitenveldertbaan and Schiphol-Oostbaan runways were also deployed.

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

Follow air traffic in the Notifly app

Do you want to stay up to date with the expected air traffic at your location? Then sign up to test the Notifly app now. This app allows you to look up to 24 hours ahead to see if you can expect planes overhead. You can also see live runway use and get more information about air traffic and any weather conditions that might affect it. Go to for more information.