In the coming weeks, 9,250 fewer travelers can depart from Schiphol per day. This means that airlines will again have to cancel thousands of passengers for flights until October 31 in the coming days. The reduction comes on top of the already canceled trips that Schiphol had enforced for September and October.
The measure follows after almost two weeks of chaos at Schiphol at the security check. After a brief relative calm that followed months of chaos in the terminals. Due to the chaos, CEO Dick Benschop is stepping down and Schiphol is once again forced to force airlines to cancel flights and sell fewer seats.
A Transavia spokesperson informed NH Nieuws that he was very disappointed and surprised by the news. The company wants to limit the damage as much as possible by moving its customers’ flights to different dates or by merging flights. It will become clear next week how many travelers may have to be canceled.
Corendon and TUI
Corendon says it has already done a lot to relieve the pressure at Schiphol, such as by rescheduling flights to Rotterdam, Maastricht and Germany. The holiday company also expects to cancel almost nothing. TUI Netherlands also does not want to delete anything.
KLM is currently still examining the consequences of the new measure and, like Transavia, expects to be able to report more next week.