Buitenveldertbaan unavailable for one week due to annual runway maintenance

From Monday 5 September to Tuesday 13 September, maintenance works will be carried out on the Buitenveldertbaan Runway. The runway will not be available for air traffic while these works are going on. The Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway may be deployed more often during this period when there is a strong (south)westerly wind or when rain showers hinder the approach towards the Polderbaan and Zwanenburgbaan runways. The maintenance on the Buitenveldertbaan means that the Aalsmeerbaan and Zwanenburgbaan runways will be deployed more frequently. 

Air traffic will mainly make use of the Polderbaan and Kaagbaan runways in normal weather conditions. The Buitenveldertbaan is usually deployed as a second runway during peak times or when the circumstances (such as the weather, traffic volumes and runway availability) so require. 


Annual maintenance is carried out on all the runways so that they remain in good condition. The Buitenveldertbaan  Runway will be undergoing restorative works on the asphalt and markings. In addition, the cabling and electrics will be checked, lights cleaned or repaired, and the grass around the runway cut. The rainwater drainage system will also be inspected, flushed out and repaired where necessary. These works are being carried out in collaboration with construction company Heijmans. 

Neighbours with questions 

For more information or questions about air traffic and runway use during this period of works, Schiphol's neighbours can get in touch with the Local Community Contact Centre (BAS). The BAS website provides an overview of current runway use and operational details, and they are the point of contact for information and complaints about air traffic to, from and at Schiphol. BAS can be reached 7 days per week (09:00-17:00) on 020-6015555, or via their website. 

Information about air traffic at Schiphol is published on the BAS and Schiphol websites every week. This gives local residents an insight into air traffic developments. People living in the area around Schiphol can also get a real-time insight into current and expected air traffic at their location thanks to the new Notifly app. Schiphol keeps neighbours up to date on relevant developments regarding air traffic by way of a newsletter. Anyone can sign up for the neighbour newsletter