Heavy winds are taking off while Schiphol flights stay grounded

Expect cancellations and delays ⏳

With many overnight cancellations due to a malfunction and Code Yellow winds halting even more flights today, Schiphol Airport hasn’t had a “breezy” start to the week.

Although last night’s air traffic control problems have now been resolved, there are further delays and cancellations this morning due to the stormy weather, NU.nl reports.

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Despite winds ravaging this morning’s flight schedule, an airport spokesperson could not say exactly how many flights would be cancelled. 😬

Air travel by plane might be tricky this morning, but if you still fancy taking flight, you can just try to cycle in this weather!

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Luckily, the gusts are “winding” down around noon, and Schiphol expects no further flight disruptions after that.

Almost 30 KLM flights cancelled

Last night’s disruption led to sixteen cancelled KLM flights, four of which were diverted to Belgium and France to land.

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With their planes scattered over Europe, today’s schedule has been blown awry. A KLM spokesperson told NU.nl that they must cancel 13 more flights this morning.

Will you be affected by today’s flight disruptions? Let us know in the comments below.

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Lottie Gale 🇬🇧
Lottie Gale 🇬🇧
Lottie joins DutchReview as an editorial intern after gaining a Bachelor’s in English from her native England. She continues to pursue all things literature in her MA Literature Today at Utrecht University. She is loving life here, and the ever-looming rainclouds often make it feel like a home from home. Lottie arrived to complete her studies and hone her writing skills — she’ll stay for the Dutch tranquility, tulips and tompouce.


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