Easter weekend kicks off holiday season at Schiphol

The upcoming Easter weekend signals the kick-off of the holiday season at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The holiday season brings with it a peak in passenger numbers that will not decrease until well into October. Based on current projections, there will be more than hundred peak days of more than 200.000 passengers a day in the months to come. Schiphol is making every effort to ensure that each passenger’s journey goes smoothly.

‘Everyone passing through Schiphol is sure to notice the presence of so many people in one place at the same time,’ says Miriam Hoekstra-Van der Deen, Schiphol’s Director of Airport Operations. ‘As far as we’re concerned, however, that shouldn’t spoil the fun of going on holiday. Everyone should be able to enjoy his or her well-earned holiday, and we have made the best possible preparations to contribute to that.’

Additional staff

Schiphol will be deploying additional staff during peak periods, e.g. for security checks, in the terminals or on the parking lots. In addition, the recently opened temporary departure hall is now fully operational, providing the capacity to process more passengers.

Safety is paramount

Safety is paramount at Schiphol. Despite all additional efforts to get them to their planes as quickly and smoothly as possible, passengers may still face a longer waiting period. Certain security checks must be carried out to ensure the safety of all parties, after all, and those take some time.

Read more in our blog 'The Dutch take to the air en masse'