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Newsroom Schiphol (blog)

2020
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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
A warm (and wet) welcome At Schiphol, water salutes are used to mark special occasions. This can be anything from the inaugural flight of a new airline or the arrival of a new type of plane to an Olympic team returning home. And it’s not just a matt...
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19
February
2020
| 10:17 Europe/Amsterdam
Safety first This surprising balloon ban is all to do with safety at the railway station beneath Schiphol Airport, and only applies on the platforms. Because party balloons are filled with helium, it’s all too easy for them to accidentally slip out ...
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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
Limited space Space is limited on board, and the trolley that gets pushed down the aisle is small. However, several airlines still manage to separate their waste. There is no space for five different types of containers, like the ones you have at ho...
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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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13
December
2019
| 07:41 Europe/Amsterdam
Today is Friday the thirteenth. A day that many people would rather stay at home - let alone get on a plane. ...
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22
November
2019
| 12:09 Europe/Amsterdam
So you’ve arrived at Schiphol, and you’re about to go through security: your hand baggage is packed and ready, and your electronic items and your see-through plastic bag for liquids are at the top of your bag so you can get through the scanners in go...
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19
November
2019
| 12:27 Europe/Amsterdam
It’s something almost all travellers have in common – they make a toilet stop before boarding their flight. For them and all other visitors to the airport, we do everything we can to make sure our toilets will bowl you over. Not only do we take the b...
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11
November
2019
| 15:48 Europe/Amsterdam
Wherever you look at Schiphol at the moment, there is building or renovation work going on. Why is this? Does all the work really need to be done at the same time? And when will it be finished? We would like to take you on a tour of all the construct...
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05
November
2019
| 14:35 Europe/Amsterdam
Have you seen the trailer for the new movie The Goldfinch? It features big names like Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman, but there’s also a cameo role for our airport. That’s not such a surprise, because of course Schiphol is a wonderful location for fi...
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30
October
2019
| 17:33 Europe/Amsterdam
While we were experiencing a heatwave in August, our 'polar bears' were already busy with the winter preperations. You might think that’s a pretty early start, but then 'Sinterklaas' sweets have been on supermarket shelves since August! As they would...
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23
October
2019
| 17:21 Europe/Amsterdam
Chances are that you have flown to or from Schiphol on your travels. Or that you have come to wave off family or friends, or to welcome them home. Magic moments you associate with an airport. But did you know that Schiphol is more than just an airpor...
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14
October
2019
| 16:56 Europe/Amsterdam
What a downpour! Did you know that, on a day like this, million litres of rainwater will fall on the Schiphol site? Having that much water on the runway is an issue for all aircraft that need to take off and land. ‘Aquaplaning’ may sound as if it has...
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