15:52 No more cancellations at Schiphol, busy again on Monday

15:52 No more cancellations at Schiphol, busy again on Monday

Due to the crowds, no new flights were canceled at Schiphol on Sunday afternoon, after information boards at the airport showed that some flights had been canceled earlier in the day. An airport spokesperson informs NU.nl that passengers still have to take into account crowds and delays on Sunday. More crowds are expected on Monday.

Due to staff shortages at various locations at the airport and the May holiday, it has been very busy at Schiphol in recent days. Firefighters distributed water with staff from the airport office and long queues even formed outside Schiphol on Sunday and in recent days.

“There were a lot of people at the airport this afternoon, but the crowds were not too bad,” a Schiphol spokesperson told NU.nl. Crowds are expected again for Monday, but the number of passengers will be slightly lower than during the weekend. “Monday is still a public holiday, so there’s a good chance it will get busy again and people will have to wait longer than usual.”

Crowds did not cause incidents

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, charged with law enforcement at the airport, said earlier Sunday that there were no incidents despite the crowds.

Schiphol expects 70,000 passengers on Sunday. The company appealed to airlines to reduce that number to 5,800 passengers, but that was not successful. One of the reasons was that airlines did not want to cancel flights.

KLM has canceled 47 flights this weekend at Schiphol’s request. Other airlines have moved their flights to other airports. For example, Corendon and Transavia operated four flights to Rotterdam The Hague airport this weekend.

Source: NU