Schiphol flights getting back on track

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport in 2006. photo: Shirley de Jong / Wikimedia

After hurricane-force winds caused chaos at Schiphol on Thursday, the airport's flight schedule is getting back on track. Schiphol ended up canceling 320 flights on Thursday, on Friday 33 cancelations are reported.

Schiphol's website shows 21 canceled arrivals and 12 canceled departures for Friday. 14 departures are delayed at this stage. The arrivals is somewhat more of a mess, with 57 delays reported so far. A large number of flights also arrived earlier than scheduled. 

brought by a western storm forced Schiphol to for around 45 minutes. Air traffic around noon, and was almost completely up and running by 5:00 p.m. 

In addition to disrupting air traffic, the storm also caused some structural damage at the Amsterdam airport. from the terminal building, causing the closure of the entrances of Departure halls 1 and 2. The roof of peer H was also damaged.