News: A look ahead at air traffic 5 – 11 April 2021

We expect an average of 460 flights per day at Schiphol in the week following Easter. Depending on traffic volumes, peak landing times in the morning and evening will be followed by take-off peaks. A second runway for landing and take-off will be used during these busier moments. The Polderbaan Runway is unavailable to air traffic due to major maintenance. Runway use depends on the wind and weather conditions, runway availability and air traffic volumes. Download the full fact sheet (in Dutch) on

Published on: 2 April 2021

Expected peak times

In the week of 5 to 11 April 2021, we expect the following daily peak times:

- 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 22 – 28 March 2021

Schiphol saw an average of 406 flights per day in the final week of March. Almost half of the planes used the Kaagbaan Runway and almost a third took off from or landed on the Zwanenburgbaan Runway. The Buitenveldertbaan Runway was deployed as the main runway for landing on various days and on one occasion at night because of wind predominantly coming from the west. It was also used as a second runway during peak times, as was the Aalsmeerbaan Runway. Reduced visibility led to the Schiphol-Oostbaan briefly being used as a second runway for landing on three mornings.

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

Daily forecasts from Notifly

In addition to this weekly forecast, you can now also see expected air traffic at your location using the Notifly app. This application lets you see where you can expect air traffic up to 24 hours ahead. You can also check live runway use and gain an insight into weather conditions that affect air traffic. Go to for more information.