Long delays at Amsterdam Schiphol

31 Jul 2016 by Tom Otley
Amsterdam Schiphol

Amsterdam Schiphol airport is suffering from long delays at present, including disruption which has led to thousands of bags being delayed.

The increased security is a result of a decision taken after a joint meeting of the Mayor, Public Prosecution Office, Chief Royal Military Police and the Police of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer (in consultation with the NCTV) and was said to be “based on a ‘signal’ relating to Schiphol Airport”.

“The additional measures are visible and noticeable. Security has been intensified. In addition to these measures, various invisible measures have been put in place as well.”

KLM is warning of considerable disruption to baggage

KLM disruption

KLM is advising passengers to direct questions about baggage to its service agents through Twitter or Facebook.

Disruption at Amsterdam Schiphol

In addition, for those approaching the airport, there is further disruption because of a reduced train service leading to increased numbers of vehicles on roads to the airport.

Some have abandoned their taxis to try and get to the airport check-in on time.

Meanwhile passengers with Air France are also suffering as a result of continuing strike action. The latest update from the airline is

“Further to the call for strike action issued by several airline cabin crew unions, for the period from July 27 to August 02, our flight schedule operated by Air France is disrupted as of Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

For August 01, we plan to operate more than 95% of our long haul flights, 80 % of our domestic flights, and more than 80 % of our medium-haul flight to and from Paris – CDG.

Update of our flight schedule for August 01 is on-going.
For the next days, according to the estimate of the number of employees on strike, our flight schedule will be adapted accordingly and published the day before your departure.”

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