Kaagbaan Runway unavailable due to annual maintenance from 4 until 12 September


From Monday 4 until Tuesday 12 September, maintenance works are being carried out on the Kaagbaan Runway. During this period of maintenance, the runway is not available for air traffic. Flights that normally take off from or land on the Kaagbaan are being directed to the other runways, such as the Zwanenburgbaan, Aalsmeerbaan and Buitenveldertbaan during this period.

Annual maintenance is carried out on all the runways so that they remain in good condition. The Kaagbaan Runway will be, if necessary, 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 and where necessary flushed out. Because the Kaagbaan is not in use for air traffic during these works, there is also an opportunity to inspect the taxiways and adjust the signage around it. These works are being carried out in collaboration with construction company Heijmans. 

Kaagbaan Runway until 19 February 2024 unavailable for landing at times of poor visibility 
As a result of the construction of dual taxiways, the Kaagbaan Runway will be unavailable for landing at times of poor visibility – such as when there is fog or low cloud – from 4 September 2023 to 19 February 2024. The runway can continue to be used for take-off in all visibility conditions. And when visibility is good, landing will be possible. When visibility is limited and there’s a northerly wind, the Aalsmeerbaan Runway can be deployed for landing during the day. The Zwanenburgbaan Runway will be available for landing at night.

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.     

Innformation 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 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