Schiphol prepares for crowded autumn holiday

Long lines at Schiphol airport, 23 Apr 2017
Long lines at Schiphol airport, 23 Apr 2017. (Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times)

Schiphol is preparing for a busy time during the upcoming autumn holiday. Around 3 million people will travel through Schiphol in the coming days, 6 percent more than the autumn holiday of last year. The airport is taking additional measures to make traveling through Schiphol as pleasant as possible, ANP reports.

The most popular holiday destinations this autumn are Barcelona, London, Antalya, Malaga and Milan. The busiest days will be on Friday October 20th and Sunday October 22nd, when the largest number of travelers will depart from Schiphol. And on Friday October 27th, the largest number of people will arrive at the Amsterdam airport.

Schiphol advises travelers to make sure they arrive at the airport on time and check in online from home. 

During the spring holidays, long lines at Schiphol's security checks made international news. Numerous passengers missed flights because they were stuck in line. The airport implemented a number of measures and the problem was largely solved during the summer vacation.

July 2017 was Schiphol's busiest month ever, according to the news wire. A total of 6.7 million people traveled through the airport in July.