Continuing to deal with the aftermath from this summer's chaos and high passenger volume, Amsterdam's airport has extended its quordle departure passenger quota into next year.
According to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, constraints established earlier this summer were extended through the end of March in an effort to prevent inconveniences. An announcement from the airport said it was proceeding despite the fact that airlines were "not happy about it."
In a statement, the airport claimed "airlines demand longer-term planning" and that it would evaluate the decision by year's end.
In a statement, Royal Schiphol Group Chief Operating Officer Hanne Buis emphasized the importance of maintaining a maximum passenger capacity. To that end, we're working on making the airport process more dependable and safer for everyone involved. We think it's terrible that this will have an effect on passengers and airlines. In a highly tight labor market, "along with the security companies and unions, we are working hard to make structural improvements," Buis said. It's important to keep things in perspective. That's why we won't know for sure if anything else is feasible after January until much later in the year.
The airport started imposing limits on the number of passengers leaving in June, capping it at 67,500 on the busiest days in July and at 72,500 in August. After that, in the months of September and October, the airport kept the limit in place.
Schiphol has stated that it is using this downtime to implement "structural remedies to the staff issue," such as revamping its employee rosters and updating its facilities.
The city of Amsterdam is not unique. In an effort to keep up with demand and recoup from the summer's enormous lineups and luggage concerns, London's Heathrow Airport has also extended its passenger ceiling through October.
U.S. airlines also experienced widespread cancellations, but the situation is improving and ticket prices, which had risen sharply, have begun to fall.