Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been overloaded for several days. Queues form in front of buildings, commuters have to wait for hours. One airline is now taking drastic measures.
The Dutch airline KLM has drastically reduced ticket sales due to major problems with operations at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The airline announced that flights from Amsterdam could be booked very sporadically until Sunday. A KLM spokesperson told TV broadcaster NOS on Thursday that only more expensive tickets were available.
The airport has been battling major problems for weeks due to staff shortage in baggage handling and security. This leads to long queues on the roads. Passengers have to wait for hours for check-in. Many times there have been clashes with angry passengers as well.
Airport company recommends comfortable shoes
The airport makes recommendations on its website for arriving at the airport on time. KLM currently states a wait time of at least three and a half hours before departure. The operating company also recommends wearing comfortable clothing and shoes and bringing drinks with you while you wait. Currently up to 500ml per person can be taken through security checks.
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