Live: Cancellations and delays due to stormy weather on 18 January
Air traffic to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will experience disruptions as a result of stormy weather on Thursday, 18 January. Unfortunately, passengers should be prepared for a potential cancellation or delay of their flight. Passengers are advised to check with their airline, on schiphol.nl or in the Schiphol App for up-to-date flight information.
Air traffic is restricted for safety reasons during a storm. This is because of the limited number of runways available to Air Traffic Control the Netherlands under such conditions where aircraft can land or take off safely.
Update 18 januari 18.22 p.m.
As of now, the H-Pier at Schiphol is in full operation again. For tomorrow, we expect a normal day, but it can be busier at the airport due to the current cancellations. We advise passengers to check the flight information, our app or contact their airline for the latest status.
Update 18 January 17.18 p.m.
The entrances of Departures 1 and 2 are released. For tomorrow, we expect a normal day, but it can be busier at the airport due to the current cancellations. We advise passengers to check the flight information, our app or contact their airline for the latest status.
Update 18 january 16.15 p.m.
Air traffic is almost completely up and running. The roof of peer H is secured and will be open for passengers this evening. The facade of Departures 1 en 2 is being inspected by the fire brigade. That's why the entrances are still closed. Passengers can enter these halls via Departures 3.
Update 18 January 13.19 p.m:
Airport capacity has been further enlarged. We advise passengers to check their flight status or contact their airline. Currently, 320 flights have been cancelled.
Update 18 January - 12.43 p.m.
A second runway is operational for take-off.
Update 18 January - 12.20 p.m.
A few roof plates have been detached from the terminal building. The entrances of Departures 1 and 2 are therefore closed. Passengers can enter Departures 3. Check-in is possible in all departure halls. Fire brigade is on the spot.
Update 18 January - 11.46 a.m.
We expect that flight traffic will gradually restart around 12.00pm.
Update 18 January 11.34 a.m.
Flights that can depart will depart, but this is briefly. Air traffic lands incidental at Schiphol, but in priciple all air traffic goes to other airports.
Update 18 January - 11.15 a.m.
Due to the strong wind arilines stopped ground handling operations at Schiphol till furter notice.
Update 18 January - 10.25 a.m.
The average delay is increasing. Please take a longer travel time into account.
Update 18 January - 9.00 a.m.
Currently, 260 flights have been cancelled. This mainly affects flights to and from European destinations. Please expect delays for departing flights of up to 30 minutes. Schiphol’s flight schedule will be disrupted for the rest of the day.
Update 17 January
Schiphol has taken a number of precautions. These include firmly securing all free-standing objects and materials on the apron, suspending maintenance work and announcing its unavailability as an alternative airport.