News: A look ahead at 3 – 9 May 2021

Looking ahead at next week, we expect around 490 flights per day at Schiphol. Air traffic is forecast to keep increasing in the coming weeks and months, partly due to the fact that the government’s recommendation to avoid travelling will probably be dropped on 15th May. The final maintenance works are being carried out on the Polderbaan Runway and it will be available to departing air traffic as of 10th May. Before the Polderbaan is used again for landings, we will be conducting test flights on it on 10th and 14th May. Works are still going on next week and so air traffic will make use of the other runways, which are deployed according to the wind and weather conditions and air traffic volumes.

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Published on: 30 April 2021

Expected peak times

In the week of 3 – 9 May, 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 19 – 25 April 2021

The wind blew from the north for almost the whole week. As a result, most flights landed on the Kaagbaan Runway and took off from the Zwanenburgbaan Runway. During peak times, the Aalsmeerbaan Runway was used as a second runway, in addition to the Kaagbaan. At peak take-off times, the Buitenveldertbaan Runway was used as a second runway, in addition to the Zwanenburgbaan. On average, there were 463 flights per day at Schiphol over the course of this week. Take a look at the full report in the factsheet (pdf).

Check air traffic using Notifly

Would you like to receive daily air traffic updates? The Notifly app allows you to see expected air traffic at your location up to 24 hours in advance. There is a map of the area around Schiphol on which you can follow flights live, check the wind and weather conditions, and see which runway a flight took off from or will land on. Go to for more information.