Schiphol advises travelers to check in online after power outage

Luggage check at Schiphol airport
Luggage check at Schiphol airportPhoto: MartinD / Wikimedia Commons

Schiphol airport expects a busy day on Monday due to spillover from a power outage on Sunday, people leaving on May vacation, and travelers returning from a long King's Day weekend. This will mean long lines at check-ins and passport controls. The airport calls on travelers to check in online and arrive at the airport earlier.

A large power outage in Amsterdam on Sunday morning took Schiphol's check in systems down. Thousands of travelers missed their flight or departed hours later than planned, causing chaos at the airport, according to RTL Nieuws. Schiphol called on travelers not to come to the airport, closed the roads to the airport and stopped trains. 

Sunday's power outage may also cause flight cancelations and delays on Monday, Schiphol warns. Travelers are advised to check in online and keep an eye on current travel information on the airport's website or with their airline. So far Schiphol reports 24 delayed and one canceled arrival, and four delayed departures. A large number of departures also had gate changes.