News: Aalsmeerbaan maintenance starts on 27 September

The Aalsmeerbaan Runway will be undergoing maintenance at the end of September. From the morning of Monday 27 September to the afternoon of Wednesday 13 October, this runway will not be available for air traffic. During this period, aircraft that would normally take off from or land on the Aalsmeerbaan Runway will make use of the Kaagbaan and Buitenveldertbaan runways. At the end of this period of maintenance, the Zwanenburgbaan Runway can also be used for landings from the south. This is because of works on the intersection of the Aalsmeerbaan Runway and Kaagbaan Runway.

Published on: 9 September 2021

Major maintenance on taxiway

While the Aalsmeerbaan maintenance is going on, we’ll also be carrying out major maintenance on the intersection of the Aalsmeerbaan and Kaagbaan runways (taxiway E1). The intersection will not be available for taxiing aircraft from 00:00 on Monday 11 October to 12:00 on Wednesday 13 October. This will affect the Kaagbaan Runway’s availability; air traffic can only take off from this runway, not land on it. As a result, landing aircraft will make use of the Zwanenburgbaan Runway when there is a northerly wind throughout this period.

Maintenance works

During this period of maintenance on the Aalsmeerbaan Runway, we’ll be repairing the asphalt where necessary and removing the rubber left behind by aircraft tyres while landing. We will also be working on the runway lighting and mowing the grass around the runway. All maintenance works are carried out in collaboration with construction company Heijmans.


The Aalsmeerbaan Runway is 45 metres long and 3,400 metres wide. Just like the Polderbaan Runway, it runs in a north-south direction. It is only used for take-offs towards the south or landings from the south. The Aalsmeerbaan is usually used as the secondary runway during peak times, alongside the Kaagbaan Runway. It may also be used when circumstances – such as the weather conditions, air traffic volumes and runway availability – make it necessary. The Aalsmeerbaan is not deployed for air traffic at night.


If you have any questions about air traffic during this period of maintenance, please contact the Local Community Contact Centre (BAS) at or call 020-6015555. The Notifly app allows you to follow live air traffic around Schiphol. Download Notifly here.