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2020
26
November
2020
| 14:50 Europe/Amsterdam
Five runways, a terminal with seven piers, the Polderbaan Runway with its rather long taxi times...Schiphol is pretty big. But how big? And what does ‘big’ mean? You can read all about the extent of Schiphol here. City-sized dimensions Looking at the...
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13
November
2020
| 14:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Today is Friday the thirteenth. The ‘unluckiest’ day of the year. Or so they say. A day when many people are extra careful. Or practice their superstition rituals a little harder, just in case. Aviation is no stranger to superstitions. ...
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06
August
2020
| 12:10 Europe/Amsterdam
“It’s good to be back at work”, that’s the first thing Ingrid says when we talk to her. Ingrid is Guest Relations Officer for the VIP service. That means she handles all reservation requests and liaises with partners who, for example, take care of tr...
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22
July
2020
| 11:20 Europe/Amsterdam
It was a tense moment. Monday the 22nd of June. In what kind of state would the Aalsmeerbaan Runway be after the planes, which had been parked there for 3 months, were removed? Would there be a lot of damage? If so, that would be rather inconvenient....
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08
July
2020
| 11:39 Europe/Amsterdam
Cargo is playing an important part in the recommencement of passenger flights at Schiphol. Especially when it comes to intercontinental flights. These are the long journeys between different parts of the world, such as from Amsterdam to Shanghai. Did...
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30
June
2020
| 13:29 Europe/Amsterdam
Gateplanners koppelen jouw vlucht aan de juiste gate. Bij vertragingen moeten ze flink puzzelen, met gatewijzigingen tot gevolg. In deze coronatijden is dat puzzelen behoorlijk veranderd. ‘Nu moeten we voorkomen dat passagiersstromen elkaar kruisen.’...
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11
June
2020
| 16:01 Europe/Amsterdam
The corridor that connects pier B and C still needs its final touches but is already clearly visible. The corridor is 270-metres long, stands on poles and floats 4-metres above the platform where the planes park. Pier-B will only be accessible tempor...
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09
June
2020
| 17:25 Europe/Amsterdam
Medical care is available to our travellers, visitors and employees 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – despite how quiet the airport is right now. First aid, G.P.’s and the Airport Medical Services’ Ambulance Service are available to everyone who needs ...
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29
May
2020
| 07:43 Europe/Amsterdam
Schiphol is very quiet right now, but it doesn’t mean we’re resting on our laurels. We’re using the time to perform extra maintenance and to make progress on innovations throughout the terminal. That way, we will improve our daily operations at the a...
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19
May
2020
| 09:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Schiphol’s landing area is relatively quiet, with only around 200 take-offs and landings taking place per day. That situation offers a great opportunity to the maintenance team. They are now speeding up to perform various works on the runways and aro...
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18
May
2020
| 16:32 Europe/Amsterdam
Air traffic controllers from Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL) are used to working during peak time periods. They accompany the planes that depart from or are arriving at Schiphol. Air traffic has been considerably reduced due to the flight restr...
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11
May
2020
| 09:07 Europe/Amsterdam
You may wonder what it will be like to travel again through Schiphol. The airport is a place where many people gather, so it may make some people feel quite uncomfortable. That is particularly the case nowadays, since we are used to social distancing...
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07
May
2020
| 19:15 Europe/Amsterdam
Our airport ministry is there for people in need at the airport – and they need us even more at this time. “Corona intensifies our grieving process. This adds even more stress and sadness if people are already in a difficult situation”. Mark Hafkensc...
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24
April
2020
| 17:10 Europe/Amsterdam
Safety always comes first for Schiphol, no matter how many planes depart or land. The Schiphol Fire Brigade is ready to go 24/7, even now while the airport is open mainly for important cargo and repatriation flights. Humphrey Stoter, commander in tra...
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17
April
2020
| 15:06 Europe/Amsterdam
There are very few travellers at Schiphol right now, which presents us with an opportunity to carry out maintenance. We’re continuing to clean in many parts of the airport so it will be spic and span for when air traffic resumes.  Making good prog...
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14
April
2020
| 13:55 Europe/Amsterdam
It seems like a long time ago when Schiphol was busy, as we remain in the midst of the corona crisis. Our airport was growing and therefore close to its limit. That’s why the Airport Operations Centre, or APOC, was begun. It enables us to ensure that...
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07
April
2020
| 13:14 Europe/Amsterdam
People aren’t often aware that we transport both cargo and travellers at Schiphol. Normally you see so many people at our airport that you forget that cars, flowers, vegetables, fruit and more arrive at Schiphol – as well as the most important item o...
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24
March
2020
| 18:44 Europe/Amsterdam
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of the corona virus is to maintain a minimum of 1.5-metres distance between yourself and another person. However, there are some unique challenges in doing that at Schiphol – like when you’re boarding or dis...
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17
March
2020
| 10:59 Europe/Amsterdam
This blog is no longer being updated. You can read all the latest news on our live blog: schiphol.nl/live A new strain of coronavirus emerged in the Chinse region of Wuhan in December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) has since declared th...
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27
February
2020
| 10:05 Europe/Amsterdam
It’s a time-honoured tradition at Schiphol: the water salute. In this welcoming ritual, also known as a shower of affection, two fire engines parked on either side of the runway use their water cannons to create a giant arc above a plane as it taxies...
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19
February
2020
| 10:17 Europe/Amsterdam
Where’s the fun in that?! ‘No balloons’ signs at the airport... Why would Schiphol want to spoil the fun when excited well-wishers want to welcome their loved ones home with all the festive trimmings? Let us explain....
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12
February
2020
| 10:17 Europe/Amsterdam
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and that means rush hour at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Did you know that those red roses you buy for your sweetheart have travelled a very long way indeed? These flowers often wing their way here from countries such as K...
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08
February
2020
| 11:16 Europe/Amsterdam
It is a stormy day in our chilly little country. At Schiphol, pilots are braving the fierce winds with deft manoeuvres. This makes for some impressive footage....
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07
February
2020
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam
You know the drill: you’ve barely finished enjoying your in-flight meal or a delicious drink and the stewardesses show up to collect your waste. You hand it to them and the trolley is pushed further down the narrow aisle. But what happens to everyone...
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31
January
2020
| 14:48 Europe/Amsterdam
One word has never been far from the headlines in recent years – Brexit! The date is fast approaching: the United Kingdom will leave the European Union tonight. While we continue to keep a close eye on developments, we are already well-prepared for t...
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09
January
2020
| 12:31 Europe/Amsterdam
As you know, before you get to your plane both you and your hand baggage have to go through a security check to make sure you aren’t carrying any dangerous or prohibited items. Behind the scenes, the bags you check in at the desk also go through a se...
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2019
31
December
2019
| 07:07 Europe/Amsterdam
Another year has flown by! Here’s a bird’s-eye view of our year. ...
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30
December
2019
| 12:21 Europe/Amsterdam
When you think of Schiphol, you probably imagine planes full of people. But you might not know that we are also a hub for 1.5 million tonnes of cargo: from bouquets for Mother’s Day to medical equipment, and from foodstuffs to zoo animals. Discover w...
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18
December
2019
| 10:35 Europe/Amsterdam
‘Christmas decorations? Already? Isn’t it a bit early for that?’ At Schiphol, we love Christmas decorations so much that we just can’t wait to get into the festive spirit. We decorated our trees at the beginning of November and the lights have been t...
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14
December
2019
| 11:47 Europe/Amsterdam
Perhaps you heard the news that Greenpeace will be demonstrating at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol this weekend. Aviation allows you to see the world, but it also has an impact on humankind and the environment. In light of this, Greenpeace has asked Schi...
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