Dozens of flights from Schiphol airport were canceled on Wednesday morning due to thick fog in the area. The airport expects that all affected passengers will be transferred to other flights during the course of the day, NU.nl reports.
Flights to and from Eindhoven Airport were halted for a short time on Monday afternoon after the air traffic control tower had to be evacuated due to a strange smell, AD reports.
Personnel in the tower started suffering from respiratory irritation and noticed a strange smell. The fire department was called in to take measurements. The tower was evacuated as a precaution.
The fire department found nothing dangerous and the personnel could return to their posts.
Transavia has to pay compensations to passengers for a flight delay caused by the pilot being attacked by two passengers, Luchtvaartnieuws.nl reported on Tuesday. The airline claimed force majeure - unforeseeable circumstances out of their control - on the incident, but the court disagreed.
An investigation into why a new parking garage at Eindhoven Airport collapsed on Saturday could take months, according to Eindhovens Dagblad. According to airport director Joost Meijs, the main priority is restoring the traffic flow to the airport. "Airport is accessible, but it is much more complicated." he said to the newspaper on Sunday. He couldn't say anything about the cause of te collapse, calling named causes "pure speculation".
Schiphol struggled with a fuel supply disruption for a short time this morning. The problem has since been resolved, but it will take some time before all flights are departing back on schedule, a spokesperson for the airport said to NOS. About 50 flights are delayed.
"We are still working on getting everything started, so we still expect some slight delays", the spokesperson said. "Aircraft arriving at Schiphol that need to be refilled, must go to the end of the line before they are refilled. This may take a while."
A KLM flight about to depart from Schiphol to Lagos in Nigeria was the scene of an altercation when a man was brought aboard in handcuffs. According to Nigerian media, the cuffed man was a Nigerian about to be deported because he does not have the proper papers.
A massive storm is set to hit the Netherlands this afternoon, bringing with it winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour. The windy weather is expected to cause problems with all forms of transport in the country, from motor traffic to planes.
A computer malfunction in air traffic control at Schiphol on Wednesday morning means that numerous flights are delayed and other are being diverted to other airports. It is unclear how long this problem will last, ANP reports.
"We do not know what caused the problem or how long it will take for the problem to be resolved", a spokesperson said tot he news wire. A backup procedure was implemented which caused delays in arrival. Planes are departing according to schedule, however.
Thick fog in the coastal provinces and icy roads in the entire Netherlands triggered meteorological institute KNMI to issue a code yellow weather warning on Monday morning. The weather conditions can hinder all forms of traffic, the KNMI warns.
Visibility may be reduced to less than 200 meters in some places. And slickness may particularly a problem on bridges and viaducts, the institute warns. Motorists are advised to adjust their driving behavior - slow down and keep a safe following distance. Also keep an eye on traffic and weater reports.
The winter weather conditions are causing trouble for passengers. Schiphol airports expects flight delays due to strong winds. And train traffic in the Netherlands already encountered several problems due to snow and icy tracks.
"Due to strong winds, flights from/to Schiphol might be delayed. Check your airline for flight information", Schipphol wrote on Twitter.
For the third day in a row meteorological institute KNMI issued a weather warning for slick roads and reduced visibility due to fog. The warning covers the entire Netherlands. "Adjust speed and keep a sufficient following distance", the KNMI warns. "Follow weather reports and warnings."
According to the KNMI, in some places visibility will be reduced to less than 200 meters. Local roads in particular may be icy and slick, as gritters don't always reach them.
The longest delayed flight of 2016 was a TUIfly flight from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to Schiphol. The flight was delayd for 43 hours and 19 minutes, EUClaim - a company that assists aggrieved passangers - announced on Thursday, ANP reports.
The delay started with a technical fault on the original aircraft. The replacement plane from HiFly then crashed into a passenger bridge, which means that another replacement plane had to be sent. This took so long that the flight crew needed to be given time to rest before the flight could begin.
Thick fog and icy roads will make for difficult driving conditions throughout the Netherlands on Thursday morning. Meteorological institute issued a code yellow warning for almost the entire country, warning of visibility of less than 100 meters in some places.
Both fog and iciness should dissipate during the course of the morning. The weather warning is in effect until noon. "Adjust your driving behavior. Follow weather reports and warnings", the meteorological institute warns.
Foggy weather on Wednesday morning could mean delays for flights to and from Schiphol, the airport said on Twitter. "Visibility and airport capacity are expected to remain reduced during the day", Schiphol wrote.
Between 100 and 200 flights were delayed at Schiphol Airport on Tuesday morning due to fog. The fog means that the distances between airplances on landing and takeoff have to be bigger, leading to delays, ANP reports.
While the delays still seem to be small, the airport warns that they could run up to 30 minutes. Travelers are advised to keep an eye on Schiphol's website for current travel infromation.
The airport expects that the flight schedule should be back to normal by Tuesday afternoon.
Between June 21st and September 20th, a total of 1,261 flights to and from the Netherlands were unnecessarily cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours. That is a significant increase compared to 982 flights in the same period in 2015 and 853 in 2014, BN De Stem reports based on figures received from EUclaim.
Travelers arriving or departing from Schiphol on Monday can expect delays and cancellations caused by air traffic controllers striking in France
Air traffic at Eindhoven Airport was brought to a standstill on Wednesday morning due to an incident on the runway. A business airplane's tire blew out around 8:00 a.m. Air traffic was only restarted around 11:45 a.m.
A code yellow weather warning has been issued for the northern parts of the country for Tuesday morning. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, the KNMI, warns that visibility may be reduced to 100 meters in some places. As of 7:45 a.m. there were 400 kilometers of traffic jams across the country, much of them in the Randstad, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland, according to ANWB.
Fog brought air traffic at Eindhoven airport to a standstill this morning, NOS reports.