The Aalsmeerbaan is open from 27 September to 13 October under maintenance. Subsequently, the Kaagbaan will be maintained from 09 to 020 October. During runway maintenance, the relevant runway is not available for air traffic. Due to major maintenance at the intersection between the Kaagbaan and the Aalsmeerbaan, the maintenance of the two runways overlaps. The Instrument Landing System (ILS) of the Kaagbaan will also be replaced by Air Traffic Control the Netherlands.

Regular maintenance is carried out on the runways to ensure that they are in good condition. be and remain. Restorative work on the asphalt and markings is being carried out. The cabling and electricity are checked, lamps are cleaned or replaced and surrounding lawns are mowed. The work on the Aalsmeerbaan and Kaagbaan will be combined with maintenance at the intersection between these two runways, taxiway E1. The work will be carried out in collaboration with Heijmans.

During the maintenance of the Kaagbaan, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) will simultaneously replace the Instrument Landing System (ILS) of the Kaagbaan. An ILS ensures that aircraft are supported to descend at a gradual angle to the runway. Some work on the ILS can only be carried out after maintenance has been completed and measurement flights are carried out to check the correct and accurate operation of the system.

Adjusted runway use The aircraft that normally take off from or land on the Aalsmeerbaan are in the period from 27 September to and with 09 October are dependent on the Kaagbaan. In addition, the Buitenveldertbaan may be in use more often.

Due to work being carried out at the intersection between the relevant runways, in the period from 11 up to and including 09 October, in addition to the Aalsmeerbaan, the Kaagbaan will also be unavailable or limited in use for air traffic for some periods . On those days, the Zwanenburgbaan can be used for landings from or take-offs to the south.

During maintenance on the Kaagbaan (13-22 October) air traffic will make more use of the Aalsmeerbaan, Zwanenburgbaan and Buitenveldertbaan.

Op Wednesday 20 October work will resume on the intersection between the Aalsmeerbaan and the Kaagbaan, as a result of which the Aalsmeerbaan will also not be available during the day. Air traffic is expected to use the Zwanenburgbaan runway on that day for landing from the south or taking off towards the south. The Buitenveldertbaan can also be used.

During the period after maintenance, the Kaagbaan cannot be used as a runway in all visibility conditions until mid-November, due to the replacement of the landing system. As a result, the Aalsmeerbaan and Zwanenburgbaan can be used more often as a runway when there is a northerly wind and limited visibility.

Residents with questions

For more information or questions about air traffic and runway use during the work, local residents can contact BAS. On their website, BAS explains current runway use and operational details and is the information and complaints center about air traffic to, from and at Schiphol. This is possible 7 days a week (09.-020.09 hours) via telephone number 0020-6015555 or by consulting the website. On the websites of BAS and Schiphol, information about air traffic at Schiphol Transfers is published weekly. This gives local residents insight into the development of air traffic. With the new app Notifly, residents living near Schiphol Transfers also always have real-time insight into current and expected air traffic at their location.  Schiphol Transfers keeps local residents informed of relevant developments regarding air traffic at Schiphol Transfers via a newsletter. Anyone can sign up for the neighbors newsletter.


Public Transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Getting to Amsterdam airport and leaving it is easy with the main railway station being positioned underneath the travelers terminal complex. From here trains connect to other cities in the Netherlands, such as Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Enschede, and The Hague for example.

Via the international high-speed train connection called Thalys passengers can travel to international destinations such as Brussels or Antwerp in Belgium and Paris in France. An intercity train connects Amsterdam also with Berlin in Germany, with services running every 2 hours.

The fastest and best way to get from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam is by BSome travelers prefer to bypass all public transport hassles by pre-booking a private transfer. The driver will pick you up at a pre-arranged spot inside the airport. You can meet either at the Meeting Point in the main hall (near the Burger King), or where you exit the baggage claim area.

Make sure the driver knows your flight number so that he or she can take delays or terminal changes into account.

You’ll find plenty of private taxis for hire in the taxi line just outside the main entrance to the arrivals and train station level at Schiphol Airport. Be sure to choose a taxi from this line and not from individuals walking around soliciting their services. Note that taxis run on a strict meter basis and there is no set flat airport rate.


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