Schiphol continues to prove that no matter how bad things can get, they can always get worse, as 42 flights were just cancelled due to a security staff shortage.
On Monday, major airline KLM will cancel over 40 flights departing from Schiphol due to a lack of security personnel.
Already, 22 flights were cancelled on Sunday, though KLM was the only airline to scrap flights from departing.
So much for booking ahead — looks like you’ll be camping overnight. 🏕
As a result, the number of passengers allowed to depart daily from the airport has been reduced by 9,250 until the end of October.
It’s like a super, super unlucky lottery – will you be one of 9,250? Only time will tell.
And, unsurprisingly, passengers are. not. happy. 😡
Security guard shortage
The current disruptions at the Dutch airport are highly linked to a security guard shortage. In order to appease unhappy workers over the summer, Schiphol instigated a higher wage – an extra €5.25 per hour.
But, as this temporary pay disappears, security guards have begun looking for work elsewhere, or not turning up at all. 😬
Not a great sign, lads, if the only thing keeping your staff around is higher pay. Has Schiphol considered, perhaps, providing both a good wage and good working conditions?
However, none of this is a major surprise to us, seeing as Schiphol ranked as the fourth-worst airport for delays during the summer. Maybe they can beat that record this Autumn? 😘
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