Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is targeting the end of March as the date that it will finally remove its daily cap on the number of passengers it allows.
Amsterdam and a number of other airports – notably London’s Heathrow – introduced daily passenger limits last year to cope with a surge in post-pandemic passenger demand at a time of severe staff shortages. Many European hubs saw huge disruption due to cancelled and delayed flights as a result of the supply/demand imbalance.
Schiphol – which said in September that it would extend its caps into 2023 – now plans to lift all caps from March 26. The airport last year reduced its daily passenger numbers by 20%.
Schiphol’s management has said it will continue to need the help of airport handlers and the Dutch border force to mitigate travel chaos this summer.