Schiphol experiments with new routes
Schiphol Airport is going to experiment with adjusted departure routes and procedures starting Thursday.12 March 2008
SCHIPHOL - Schiphol Airport is going to experiment with adjusted departure routes and procedures starting Thursday. A spokesperson for the Alders committee, the consultation body in which the government, local residents and the airline sector participate, reported this on Tuesday.
The new measures should limit the nuisance to local residents and make living near Schiphol more pleasant.
The airlines will start a trial with new permanent departure routes from the Zwanenburg runway, making use of both this runway and the Polder runway simultaneously.
The airport will also extend night procedures by a half hour: in the coming months night operations will continue to 6.30 am. During night operations flights may only take off from the Polder runway and Kaag runway, both of which are not located near residential areas.
Once these measures are put into place, more than three-quarters of the items contained in a covenant signed by the parties in June 2007 will have been implemented.
The airline sector, local and provincial governments and representatives of residents were all present at the signing of this agreement.
The trial will run until 31 October. After that it will be investigated whether the measures are effective and if nuisance to residents has indeed been reduced. If that is the case the new procedures will be continued.
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