News: A look ahead at air traffic 3 – 9 August 2020

Air traffic is set to increase again next week. We expect an average of 760 flights per day and, as a result, there will be more peak time periods. This increase in air traffic is due to airlines offering a growing number of flights. In this week’s fact sheet we look back at our forecast for week 30 (26 – 26 July) and at runway use. Take a look at the new fact sheet on the website bezoekbas.nl (Dutch only).

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Published on: 31 July 2020

More peak time periods

In the week of the 3rd to the 9th of August, we expect more peak time periods per day. Whether or not a second runway will be used at peak times depends on air traffic volumes. Which runway that’ll be depends on factors such as wind and weather conditions, and availability.

Expected peak times for take-off
- between 09:20 and 10:40 in the morning
- between 20:40 and 21:20 in the evening

Expected peak times for landing
- between 07:40 and 08:40 in the morning
- between 13:00 and 13:40 in the afternoon
- between 18:40 and 20:00 in the evening

A look back at 20 – 26 July

We had predicted an average of 550 flights per day for the week 20th – 26th of July. In the end, there were slightly fewer flights – an average of 539 per day. The actual peak times corresponded with the peak times we had forecast. The few deviations in peak take-off and landing times are the result of variable circumstances. These include weather conditions, the times at which runways become available and when air traffic flows occur. This week, a second runway was used during peak times – predominantly the Aalsmeerbaan Runway and the Zwanenburgbaan Runway. The Buitenveldertbaan Runway was hardly used. You can find a full review of runway use this week in the fact sheet on bezoekbas.nl.