News: Schiphol-Oostbaan under maintenance from 12th July

The Schiphol-Oostbaan runway will be under maintenance between 12th and 13th July, and therefore unavailable to air traffic. The consequences for the local environment will be minimal, seeing as this runway is generally used for small, commercial planes. These aircraft and private jets will be making use of the other runways at Schiphol. Which runway is used depends on a variety of factors, including the weather conditions and runway availability.

Published on: 8 July 2021

Smaller aircraft

At 2,000 metres-long, the Schiphol-Oostbaan runway is the shortest runway at Schiphol. That’s why this runway is primarily used for smaller, commercial planes. The Schiphol-Oostbaan runway is deployed for larger aircraft only when the circumstances – such as a strong south-westerly wind or unavailability of other runways – make it necessary.

Maintenance works

The works will begin at 07:00 on Monday morning. During this period of maintenance, we will be repairing possible cracks in the asphalt, replacing the lights and removing rubber from the runway. We will also cut the grass in the areas surrounding the Schiphol-Oostbaan. The works are being carried out in collaboration with construction company Heijmans. We expect the Schiphol-Oostbaan to be available again at around 18:00 on 23rd July.


For more information, or if you have questions about air traffic during these works on the Schiphol-Oostbaan runway, get in touch with the Local Community Contact Centre (BAS). Go to or call them on 020-6015555. Want to follow live air traffic around Schiphol? Stay up-to-date and download the Notifly app.