Underdelivery of security companies forces Schiphol to further limit passenger number
The security companies working at Schiphol, in the coming months, will supply fewer security guards than they previously indicated. As a result, Schiphol will have to lower the maximum number of locally departing passengers per day by an average of 18% (9250). This additional reduction will be up to at least 31 October. The effects of it will become visible over the next two weeks.
"This decision first and foremost is bad news for passengers and for airlines," says COO Hanne Buis of Royal Schiphol Group. "I am fully aware of that. Nevertheless, the decision taken is necessary with the safety of passengers and employees in mind. Everyone who works at Schiphol doing their utmost to ensure that each and every passenger journey is as pleasant as possible. I appreciate that. I am incredibly proud of that.”
Schiphol calls upon security companies to offer full-fledged schedules for security guards. Buis: "It is clear that structural improvements are needed. In line with the Social Agreement. This needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency."
Up until now, a maximum of 67,500 locally departing travelers per day applied for September and 69,500 for October. The new maximum will be 54,500 per day in September and 57,000 per day in October. The goal of setting a maximum is to ensure traveler and employee safety and to create a reliable process at the airport. Based on the capacity made available by Schiphol, the independent slot coordinator (ACNL) will consult with all airlines to achieve the necessary capacity reduction.