Tags: Schiphol

Schiphol Polderbaan Runway available again after period of major maintenance

The Polderbaan Runway at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is available again. Because of major maintenance, it hadn’t been in use since the end of January. As of 15th May, it can be used again for take-offs and landings in normal visibility conditions.  On 10th and 14th May, several test flights and checks were conducted in order to check the adequate and accurate functioning of the newly installed navigation and guidance systems, which serve to ensure aircraft […]

Schiphol goes smoke-free

As of April 1, 2020, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s entire terminal will be smoke-free, following the closure of its post-security designated smoking areas. Schiphol had already closed its pre-security smoking areas. Both closures were driven by a September 2019 ruling of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands that all smoking areas in Dutch catering outlets must […]

Minister and aviation sector conclude agreement to further improve safety at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and the aviation sector have concluded an agreement to further improve safety at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The core of the ‘Schiphol Safety Improvement’ management system at the airport. The agreement also specifies the steps to be taken by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate to improve […]

Schiphol engages specialists for managing the construction of the new pier and terminal

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has engaged Mace, Arcadis, Royal HaskoningDHV and AECOM DVP for the management of the construction of the new pier and terminal. The new pier and terminal will create capacity for a further 14 million passengers a year. In the years ahead, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be expanding the airport considerably as part […]

Schiphol opens Temporary Departure Hall

Outgoing State Secretary Sharon Dijksma (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment), together with Jos Nijhuis, President & CEO of the Royal Schiphol Group, has opened the Temporary Departure Hall at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The hall – which will be used by around 2 million passengers each year – is Schiphol’s response to the major growth […]

Schiphol’s new Departure Lounge 2 continues focus on increased capacity, efficiency and comfort for passengers

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is marking its centenary with major investment in enhancing quality and the passenger experience. It recently opened the completely renovated Departure Lounge 2, which followed earlier approval for the development of a new pier and terminal, which will open in 2023. As part of the Master Plan, both projects will increase capacity, […]