Schiphol-Oostbaan runway unavailable due to annual maintenance from 18 September until 1 October
From Monday 18 September until Sunday 1 October, maintenance works are being carried out on the Schiphol-Oostbaan runway. During this period of maintenance, the runway is not available for air traffic. This runway is mostly used for small, business and private planes, aircraft with societal interest (ambulance, coastguard, government) and aircraft that need to be on the Schiphol-Oostbaan specifically (to carry out maintenance, for example). During this period of maintenance, air traffic will make more frequent use of the Buitenveldertbaan Runway or one of the other runways.
Annual maintenance is carried out on all the runways so that they remain in good condition. The Schiphol-Oostbaan 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. 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.
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.