Amsterdam’s ‍Schipho​l Airport (AMS) has unveiled plans to continue limiting the number of daily departing travellers until the end of March next year.

This is aimed at supporting a more stable airport process.

The decision has been taken following consultation with airlines.

The move is anticipated to help the airport deliver a better travel experience to passengers in addition to facilitating predictability and stability for airlines.

Furthermore, the airport is focusing on boosting capacity at security.

Schiphol, in coordination with unions and security companies, is preparing structural solutions to address labour shortfall.

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The measures include better rosters and enhanced restrooms, in addition to better pay packages for security company staff. 

The independent slot coordinator (ACNL) will negotiate with all airlines to arrive at the required capacity reduction depending on the capacity made available by Schiphol.

Royal Schiphol Group COO Hanne Buis said: “Keeping to a maximum number of travellers is vital. We want to ensure the safety of employees and travellers, in addition to providing a more reliable airport process. This obviously affects travellers and airlines, which we, of course, consider very unfortunate.

“Together with the security companies and unions, we are working hard on making structural improvements – a daunting task in a very tight labour market. It’s something to be realistic about. That’s why it will only become clear later this year whether more is possible after January.”

Earlier this month, Schipho​l Airport stated that it would further lower its daily departing passenger numbers by 9,250, or 18%.