News: Buitenveldertbaan Runway under maintenance as of 6th September

The Buitenveldertbaan Runway will be undergoing maintenance in September. Consequently, this runway will not be available for air traffic between 6th and 17th September. The Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway may be used for landings during this period. This could be in the case of strong (south) westerly winds or when showers affect the approach to the Polderbaan and the Zwanenburgbaan runways. We expect the Aalsmeerbaan and Zwanenburgbaan runways to be deployed more frequently during this period. Air traffic will continue to predominantly make use of the Polderbaan and Kaagbaan runways under normal weather conditions.

Maintenance Buitenveldertbaan

Published on: 2 September 2021


The Buitenveldertbaan Runway is 45 metres wide and 3,450 metres long. It has an east-west orientation, meaning that aircraft can land from an easterly direction when there is a westerly wind and vice versa. The Buitenveldertbaan is mainly deployed as a second runway at peak times or when other conditions – like the weather, air traffic volumes and runway availability – make it necessary.

Maintenance works

The maintenance works begin at 07:00 on Monday morning. The asphalt will be repaired where necessary, and the rubber that aircraft leave on the runway will be removed. We will also be replacing the runway lights and fixtures, and mowing the grass around the Buitenveldertbaan. All works are being carried out in collaboration with construction company Heijmans. The runway will be out of use from Monday 6 September to Tuesday 14 September. From Tuesday 14 September to Friday 17 September the runway will be available in the evening and at night. The runway is expected to be fully available again at around 18:00 on 17th September.


If you have any questions regarding air traffic during this period of runway maintenance, the Local Community Contact Centre (BAS) will gladly help. Go to (information in Dutch) or call them on 020-6015555. The Notifly app allows you to follow live air traffic around Schiphol. Download Notifly here.