One of Amsterdam Schiphol’s Runways To Be Closed

Photo Credit; Schiphol.

This week, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport announced that Runway 09/27 will be closed for annual maintenance between July 3-11.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s Statement…

Photo Credit: Schiphol Airport.

In a statement, the airport said the following:

“Annual maintenance is carried out on all the runways so that they remain in good condition. The Buitenveldertbaan Runway will be, if necessary, undergoing restorative works on the asphalt and markings.”


“In addition, the cabling and electrics will be checked, lights cleaned or repaired, and the grass around the runway cut.”

“The rainwater drainage system will also be inspected and, where necessary, flushed out.”

“Because the Buitenveldertbaan is not in use for air traffic during these works, there is also an opportunity to inspect the taxiways and adjust the signage around them.”

“These works are being carried out in collaboration with the construction company Heijmans.”

“For more information or questions about air traffic and runway use during this period of work, Schiphol’s neighbors can get in touch with the Local Community Contact Centre (BAS).”

“The BAS website provides an overview of current runway use and operational details, and they are the point of contact for information and complaints about air traffic to, from, and at Schiphol.”

“BAS can be reached 7 days per week (09:00-17:00) on 020-6015555 or via their website.”

Will Operations Be Disrupted?

At this stage, it is unclear whether operations will be disrupted during this week of maintenance, but considering Amsterdam Schiphol has several runways, this could be minimized substantially.

Maintenance works like this are essential to ensure the safety of the runway as well as the hundreds of aircraft that land and take off on it every day.

Looking ahead, all eyes will now be on the airport to see whether any delays or unforeseen problems come up or whether everything proceeds on time to get the runway open as quickly and as safely as possible.

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