Simple Flying - Molly Russell

Daily passenger capacity will be reduced by a fifth as the airport works towards making structural changes alongside security staff and trade unions.

In a statement released on Thursday, the airport confirmed that passenger figures will be reduced by 22% until March 2023. The airport, one of Europe’s busiest, has notably struggled with capacity since April, triggered by a drastically reduced workforce and a strong rebound in international travel.

In June, Schiphol Airport announced plans to reduce passenger numbers by 16% until November to ease the pressure on its overstretched workforce.

Capacity was cut further this month with the implementation of a 20% reduction, set to cap daily local departing passengers to just 9,250 until October 31. However, newly revealed plans will see that timeline stretch into 2023.

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