TUI Airlines Netherlands, PH-TFL, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Mar 16 '18 11:40

A Boeing Dreamliner's leaking fuel tank grounded a TUI flight from Schiphol to the Dominican Republic and Jamaica early this year. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate launched an investigation, as this is not the first Dreamliner to have fuel tank problems, AD reports.

The incident happened on January 19th. Shortly before departure from Schiphol, it was discovered that the Dreamliner was dripping kerosene. The passengers were already on the plane, preparing for takeoff. 

Mar 12 '18 14:40

Former PvdA State Secretary Dick Benschop will be the new CEO of Royal Schiphol Group, the board of the airport confirmed in a press release on Monday. He will succeed Jos Nijhuis on May 1st, ANP reports.

Benschop, 60, currently works at Royal Dutch Shell. Between 1998 and 2002 he was State Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the Kok II government.

Mar 12 '18 09:33

Entrepreneurs and residents living around Schiphol composed a proposal to expand the airport into the ocean. The North Sea still has plenty of space and noise will not cause any inconvenience there, according to the proposal. Such a 'sea runway' will bring relief to the entire Haarlemmermeer, the Telegraaf reports.

According to the proposal, an 'IJ-plain' should be constructed in the North Sea near IJmuiden for a new runway for Schiphol. It can eventually also be used to move other noisy runways, such as Buitenveldert and Aalsmeer, away from the airport.

A plane approaches Schiphol Airport
Mar 9 '18 12:39

Departing Schiphol CEO Jos Nijhuis is facing a storm of criticism from politicians after he said that otherwise Schiphol's board will have more women than men.

Mar 9 '18 08:15

Schiphol CEO Jos Nijhuis will be succeeded by a man, Nijhuis said to the Volkskrant. The airport wants to employ a male CEO, rather than a woman, because otherwise there will be more women on the board than men. 

Windy day at Schiphol Airport
Mar 2 '18 09:14

A total of 178 flights were canceled at Schiphol Airport on Thursday due to strong winds. The airport reports 103 of cancelations for Friday, though whether these were caused by the weather is not clear. 

So far 50 scheduled departures, and 53 arrivals are canceled at the airport. A number of flights are also delayed. Travelers are advised to check the Schiphol app or site, or with their airline, for actual flight information. 

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Mar 1 '18 12:50

A on Wednesday afternoon, resulted in dozens of canceled flights and delays. KLM canceled a total of 68 flights, 34 departures and 34 arrivals, the airline said in a statement. Delays lasted well into the evening.

A KLM plane at an icy Schiphol Airport, 12 Feb 2018
Feb 28 '18 15:36

A power outage affecting Dutch airline KLM forced the airline to halt all flights from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. The electricity cut had a challenging impact on multiple KLM system around 2 p.m., and some passengers complained on social media platforms that the troubles had persisted for hours.

TeamNL arrives at Schiphol after a successful Winter Olympics in South Korea, 26 Feb 2018
Feb 27 '18 09:33

On Monday afternoon the athletes of TeamNL returned to the Netherlands after a very successful .

2018 Winter Olympics medal
Feb 26 '18 08:43

The Dutch athletes that participated in the are returning to the Netherlands on Monday, bringing 20 medals with them. They will be welcomed back and honored at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam on Monday evening, RTL Nieuws reports.

Lelystad Airport
Feb 21 '18 12:00

Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management is postponing the expansion of Lelystad Airport by at least a year, the Minister announced on Wednesday, reports. 

A Transavia jet at Schiphol airport
Feb 19 '18 15:10

A strike held by Transavia pilots at airports in the Netherlands ended at noon. Now the airline will focus on carrying out as many of the flights scheduled for Monday as possible, so that most passengers can still reach their destination today, Transavia CEO Mattijs ten Brink said according to ANP.

Feb 19 '18 11:05

Transavia pilots can count on little support from the thousands of passengers affected by Social media is largely filled with complaints about the strike, and the timing thereof.

Feb 19 '18 07:25

Transavia pilots are on strike until noon on Monday, resulting in around 30 Transavia flights being delayed or canceled - 18 from Schiphol, six from Rotterdam and six from Eindhoven Airport. Only departures are affected by the strike. Arrivals are still on schedule, reports.

The strike actually started at midnight, but the first affected flight was only scheduled to depart around 6:00 a.m. 

Crowded Schiphol Airport; 12 Feb 2018
Feb 16 '18 11:00

If Lelystad Airport can't take over some of Schiphol's air traffic by April next year as planned, the growth limits currently set at the busy Amsterdam airport will have to be changed, Schiphol CEO Jos Nijhuis said at the presentation of the airport's annual figures on Friday. 

Feb 14 '18 12:40

Dutch Transavia pilots are planning to strike in the second half of this month - during the February holidays. The approximately 500 Transavia pilots have been without a collective labor agreement for more than a year, and negotiations with the airline about better working conditions stalled on Friday, NOS reports.

"At the moment, a strike seems to be the only way to enforce our demands", the Dutch pilots' union VNV wrote on a flyer being handed out at Schiphol this week. 

Feb 9 '18 07:24

Snow expected to start falling in the Netherlands later this morning, is already causing problems with air traffic. Schiphol lists a number of flight cancelations, and KLM announced on Thursday that the airline is canceling 26 flights scheduled for Friday. Motorists, especially in the west of the country, are warned to be careful of icy roads during morning rush hour.

Lelystad Airport
Feb 6 '18 08:38

After the municipal elections, GroenLinks wants the new Amsterdam city council to block expansion plans for Lelystad Airport, party leader Jesse Klaver and Amsterdam faction leader Rutger Groot Wassink said, NOS reports.

Lelystad Airport is owned by Schiphol. And Amsterdam has a 20 percent share in Schiphol. The green party wants Amsterdam to be an "activist" shareholder and stop expansion plans for Lelystad Airport. 

Jan 31 '18 08:49

Over 76.2 million people traveled through the five large airports in the Netherlands last year, Statistics Netherlands announced on Wednesday. That is a significant increase compared to 2016, when 70.3 million travelers arrived or departed at Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Groningen Airport Eelde and Maastricht Aachen Airport.

Four out of the five large airports handled more passengers in each quarter of 2017 than a year earlier. Only Maastricht Aachen saw a decline.

Jan 29 '18 12:20

A crew member of TUIfly was arrested at Schiphol Airport on Saturday on suspicion of drug trafficking from Curacao. The Koninklijke Marechaussee confirmed that someone was arrested, but would give no further details, the Telegraaf reports.

The Koninklijke Marechaussee is a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border control and airport security. "The investigation is ongoing", is all that a spokesperson would say to the Telegraaf. 

A plane approaches Schiphol Airport
Jan 26 '18 16:10

The Dutch government is looking into whether airlines that fly with quieter and cleaner planes can in future be given priority on landing rights at Schiphol airport, Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management promised in the Tweede Kamer on Thursday, Het Parool reports.

Jan 26 '18 10:30

The Netherlands restarted talks with the United States on , a spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Security confirmed to broadcaster NOS.

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Jan 23 '18 09:28

Schiphol can expand with takeoff and landing strips on the coast, residents living around the Amsterdam airport state in a report that will be handed to Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management on Tuesday. They hope that this report will prompt the minister to investigate alternatives to growing the airport in its current location, BNR reports.

Jan 22 '18 08:51

The Tax Authority's investigation service FIOD is investigating fraud with construction invoices at Schiphol airport. Several employees and former employees of the airport and external companies working for Schiphol are suspected of involvement, NRC reports.

The Public Prosecution Service confirmed to the newspaper that an investigation was launched into "passive and active bribery" and involvement in forgery. Ten to 15 people are being questioned as suspects and witnesses, NRC writes based on anonymous sources.


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