This is apparent from a reconstruction by De Telegraaf. In consultations with travel giants and airlines, it was suggested to deploy extra people, students, temporary workers, military personnel or military police. An extension of flight times at Schiphol and in the region was also on the table.

    No measure made it to the finish line, which means that the sector and the traveler are the victims. The fact that a reduction plan for the airport was being worked on at the same time is a source of distrust.

    It became clear this weekend that action had to be taken. Travelers once again queued for hours at Schiphol. The queue at Eindhoven Airport also extended outside the terminal, partly due to ‘early arrivals’.