News: Kaagbaan available as shortened runway for take-off and for daytime landing only

From Monday 23 May to Monday 6 May, departing flights on the Kaagbaan Runway will make use of a shorter section of runway. Furthermore, landing flights will only be able to make use of the Kaagbaan Runway during the day. This is due to works on the taxiway between the Kaagbaan and Aalsmeerbaan runways. The head of the Kaagbaan is not accessible to aircraft and the landing system and runway lights are switched off. The other runways, especially the Zwanenburgbaan and Buitenveldertbaan, will be deployed more often during this period.

Published on: 23 May 2022

Shortened runway

During major maintenance on the Aalsmeerbaan, work will also be carried out on the taxiway located between the Kaagbaan and the Aalsmeerbaan runways. This has consequences for the availability of the Kaagbaan Runway: take-offs to the south can only take place on a shorter section of the runway. Aircraft requiring the entire length of the runway will depart from another runway during this period and will be using the Zwanenburgbaan Runway at night.

Daytime landing

Due to the work at the head of the Kaagbaan, the landing systems and lighting of this runway are not available. As a result, the Kaagbaan Runway is unavailable for landing late in the evening, at night and at times of poor visibility (such as mist or low-hanging clouds) during the day. When there’s limited visibility during the day, the Buitenveldertbaan runway may be used for landing. The Zwanenburgbaan Runway may also be deployed for landing both during the day and at night.