News: Limited availability of Kaagbaan between 16 May and 6 June

Maintenance works are taking place on the Aalsmeerbaan Runway, near the Kaagbaan Runway. As a result, this runway has limited availability from 16 May to 6 June. Between 16 and 22 May, the Kaagbaan is not available for landing at times of poor visibility. And from 23 May to 6 June, the head of the Kaagbaan is not available, meaning only take-offs can take place on a shorter section of runway. During this period, air traffic will make more frequent use of the Buitenveldertbaan and Zwanenburgbaan runways.

Published on: 3 May 2022

Landing when visibility is limited

From 16 to 22 May, the Kaagbaan Runway is not available for landing when visibility is poor, such as when there’s mist or low-hanging clouds. It can be deployed for take-off in all visibility conditions. And if visibility is good, landing is not a problem either. When there’s a northerly wind combined with limited visibility, the Zwanenburgbaan Runway can be deployed for landing both during the day and at night.

Shorter runway for take-off

During this period of maintenance on the Aalsmeerbaan Runway, works are also taking place on the taxiway between the Kaagbaan and Aalsmeerbaan runways. As a result, aircraft cannot use the head of the Kaagbaan between 23 May and 6 June. Departing aircraft will have to take off using a shorter section of runway. Planes needing the full length of the runway will take off from the Buitenveldertbaan Runway during this time. Air traffic will land on the Zwanenburgbaan and Buitenveldertbaan runways.

Major maintenance Aalsmeerbaan

The Aalsmeerbaan Runway is undergoing major maintenance until mid-July. As a result, air traffic is making use of the other runways. This is predominantly noticeable in the area around the Buitenveldertbaan and Schiphol-Oostbaan runways. This maintenance does not affect night flights seeing as the Aalsmeerbaan is closed at night.

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