Record volume expected at Schiphol

26th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 April 2007, SCHIPHOL - Schiphol airport is expecting a record amount of passengers on Friday. A total of about 166,000 travellers will arrive, depart or make a stopover at the Amsterdam airport. The airport says it expects to beat the previous record number of 165,000 that passed through the airport on 21 July 2006.

26 April 2007

SCHIPHOL - Schiphol airport is expecting a record amount of passengers on Friday. A total of about 166,000 travellers will arrive, depart or make a stopover at the Amsterdam airport. The airport says it expects to beat the previous record number of 165,000 that passed through the airport on 21 July 2006.

The large number of departing passengers (63,000) in particular will contribute to the high volume. The week-long May vacation begins for many people on Friday.

Travellers are being advised to arrive at the airport well on time in anticipation of the long queues for check-in and passport control. Schiphol will have extra staff on duty to deal with the increased traffic.

The Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC) says between 1.7 and 2 million Dutch will go on holiday during the May vacation – about half of them will go abroad.

The motorists' association ANWB expects that the holiday traffic on the roads will be noticeable starting Thursday. Most of the congestion is expected on the roads towards the coast and the Veluwe. The organisation warns of increased traffic jams on the A1, A2, A12 and A28.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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