This weekend the summer holidays will start for part of the Netherlands. Schiphol expects during the summer holidays – from July 8 to September 4 – on average 000. local departing travelers per day. Recently, Schiphol has worked hard on the Summer Action Plan, which focuses on attracting staff, making working at Schiphol more attractive, improving processes at the airport and the number of passengers and flights that can be processed. Results are visible. In addition to reducing the maximum number of locally departing passengers in July and the first week of August and deploying security coaches, Schiphol and the security companies have worked hard to retain staff and attract and train staff. There is also a social agreement concluded between Schiphol and the trade unions, including a summer surcharge. The first results of this are noticeable. In the coming period, approximately 000 new security guards will be recruited. Communication about the preparation of the trip has been intensified together with the airlines.
Communication to travelers For travelers flying from Schiphol this summer, we have listed a number of tips that are communicated to travelers via e-mails, radio spots, website, the Schiphol app and social media:
1. Be on time. Schiphol is happy to welcome travelers in the departure hall from 4 hours before their flight departs. In this way, travelers help to spread the queues for the check-in counters and security control better and to ensure a smoother flow.
2. Check in online for your flight. Many airlines allow travelers to check in online at home. This saves time at the check-in desks. For even more convenience, travelers at the airport simply drop off their luggage at the self-service luggage drop-off. Travelers with only hand luggage can go straight through (upwards).
3. Drop off your suitcase at P3. Travelers traveling with KLM, Transavia or TUI can use the Drive-Check-in at car park P3. They can park their car there, drop off their luggage with the airline they fly with and take the shuttle bus to the terminal.
4. Leave everything in your hand luggage. Schiphol asks travelers to travel lightly packed. Preferably leave the (roll) suitcase at home and no more than one piece of hand luggage. Thanks to modern CT scans throughout the airport, travelers can leave liquids and electronics in their hand luggage.
5. Be prepared for a queue. Put on comfortable shoes and take off your coat in line. Click here for more information about smoothly and quickly through the security check.
Find travelers here an extensive list of all tips about traveling from Schiphol this summer.