News: Runway maintenance and air traffic this autumn

In the next three months, there will be runway maintenance on the Buitenveldertbaan Runway (5-13 September), Zwanenburgbaan Runway (26 September - 2 October), Polderbaan Runway (10-14 October), Kaagbaan Runway (31 October - 8 November) and Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway (14-22 November). This will affect air traffic on occasion. Read about what you can expect in this article.

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Published on: 4 August 2022

5 September - 13 September: maintenance Buitenveldertbaan

During this period of maintenance, we expect that the Aalsmeerbaan and Zwanenburgbaan runways will be used slightly more often for take-off and landing. The Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway may also be deployed for landing during this time. That may occur when there is a strong (south)westerly wind or when rain showers hinder the approach towards the Polderbaan and Zwanenburgbaan runways.

26 September - 2 October: maintenance Zwanenburgbaan

Air traffic will probably make more frequent use of the Buitenveldert and Schiphol-Oostbaan runways. They may be used more often as a second runway for landing at peak times when there is a southerly wind. When there is a northerly wind, the Buitenveldertbaan may be deployed as a second runway for take-off.

10 October - 14 October 2022: maintenance Polderbaan

During this period, the Zwanenburgbaan and Buitenveldertbaan runways will be used for both take-off and landing. The Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway may be deployed as a second runway for landing. This depends on a variety of factors, including the weather conditions (showers, wind strength and direction), runway availability and air traffic volumes. Air traffic will make use of the Zwanenburgbaan Runway at night.

31 October - 4 November and 7-8 November: maintenance Kaagbaan

We expect that more flights will land on the Zwanenburgbaan and Aalsmeerbaan runways while the Kaagbaan Runway is undergoing maintenance. The Zwanenburgbaan, Aalsmeerbaan and Buitenveldertbaan runways will be deployed for departing flights.

14 November - 18 November and 21-22 November: maintenance Schiphol-Oostbaan

The maintenance on the Schiphol-Oostbaan runway has little impact on major air traffic as it is mainly used for small, business and private aircraft. During this period of maintenance, these flights will make use of the Buitenveldertbaan or one of the other runways.

Adjusted schedule

The maintenance works schedule for this autumn has been adjusted slightly. Less maintenance will take place in the weekend. This is due to a shortage of electrotechnical specialists who can carry out this work and of employees who, because of safety requirements, need to supervise the work. The advantage of less runway maintenance at weekends is that all runways are, in theory, available for air traffic.

Visit the runway maintenance page for more information.