Schiphol expects its busiest day ever this summer. On August 2nd, the airport expects around 196 thousand departing, transferring and arriving passengers, 300 more than the busiest day at the airport last year.
Irish budget airline Ryanair has been awarded more than 2,700 slots at Schiphol Airport. The slots are for the winter season which begins on October 25th.
Travelers going through Schiphol next week will have to take some delays into account. Customs employees at the airport will be performing so-called accuracy actions on Monday and Tuesday
Air France-KLM joined the group of the five largest European airlines to lay out regulatory demands to the European Union. The airlines presented their demands as a part of a shared vision for a new EU aviation strategy.
The massive power outage on March 27th that affected a large part of northern Netherlands, including Schiphol airport, was caused by a combination of two factors, one of them an employee error, grid administrator TenneT announced on Friday.
Corrections staff at the Bijlmerbajes and Tafelberweg prisons in Amsterdam, and the detention center at Schiphol airport plan to walk off the jobs between 12 and 3 p.m. next Thursday. Customs officials and tax authority workers from the Amsterdam and Hoofdorp offices will join the corrections worker in a march and rally in Amsterdam Sloterdijk.
Schiphol taxi drivers are striking on Monday in protest against the fact that any taxi driver is now allowed to pick up passengers at the airport. Until recently, taxi drivers needed an expensive permit to do so. The taxi drivers will not pick anyone up between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., NU reports.
The Schiphol parking services P7-self parking and Qube Valet sometimes use the cars of unsuspecting customers for private trips, according to television program Groete van MAX.
Chaos reigned at Schiphol this weekend after the introduction of the new security checkpoints. Travelers both departing from and arriving at the airport had to deal with crowds and long lines, often turning to Twitter to voice their complaints.
Schiphol Airport is opening its new security check points on Wednesday. The many dozens of checkpoints at the gates have been replaced by 5 central areas where passengers have to go through security checks.
Transavia airline recently began testing Oculus Rift glasses as a form of entertainment onboard its flights, even giving the chance to fly through the air to their destination in virtual reality. Last week, passengers on a flight from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Barcelona were given the opportunity to test the virtual reality experience.
Schiphol Airport will conduct passenger screening and carry-on baggage security checks at five centralized control points instead of at boarding gates, newswire ANP reported. The changes are set to begin on June 3rd.
The government of Qatar will not immediately retaliate for Dutch restrictions on flights by airlines from the Gulf States, the CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker said. He reminded that trade is a "two-lane road", and said if the airlines does not get additional flights, Dutch companies "should not expect many commercial contracts" from Qatar government.
Dutch officials and the Dutch railway company NS were poorly informed about the way of doing business in Belgium, which led to the cooperation with Belgium being "disastrous from day one". This is according to Arriën Kruyt, chairman of travelers association Rover, in the public hearing of the parliamentary committee of inquiry on the Fyra debacle today.
Customs officers at Schiphol airport confiscated more than 5,500 counterfeit football uniforms of Spanish clubs FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico in two cargo shipments.
Hilton Hotel at Schiphol may open earlier than originally expected, says the hotel management. Previously, the hotel announced its opening as "early fourth quarter", but now Hilton says it will open the doors of the hotel in the first week of September, according to Misset Horeca.
A co-pilot who was under the influence of alcohol was arrested at Schiphol airport on Sunday morning.
The United States wants travelers bound for America to be checked and verified at Schiphol airport. The Dutch government has received an official request from the United States to set up a so-called preclearance facility at the airport.
Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta claims to have obtained a confidential analytical report on the MH17 crash that suggests it was a BUK-M1 missile that shot down the plane. The newspaper believes it is likely a report by official Russian military experts, and will be submitted to Dutch and international experts investigating the crash.
Travelers may face long queues at Schiphol this summer because the airport's new security system is still not ready.
The bonus of Schiphol boss Jos Nijhuis is too high, according to Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The minister suggested that the bonus of the Schiphol CEO should be lowered, reports RTL Niews.
A Dutch Hercules C-130 aircraft landed in Eindhoven shortly before 4 p.m. carrying seven coffins with human remains from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine. The military transport plane’s landing marked the official end of the MH17 international recovery effort, 290 days after the tragedy.
After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of largest hotel in the Netherlands. The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known Rotterdam architecture firm OMA.
A KLM flight had to turn around and fly back to Amsterdam due to engine problems on Tuesday morning, the airline announced on Twitter.