According to a spokesperson, the crowds have not yet caused any significant problems.
Due to the expected crowds, the airport took extra measures. Additional staff has been deployed, including office staff. The number of passengers is comparable to the number of travelers during the May holiday.
During the May holiday, staff shortages and absenteeism led to chaotic scenes and flights being canceled or moved to another airport. At the start of that holiday, there was also a strike by KLM baggage handlers. That then led to the call to avoid the airport. The exits of the A4 motorway were also closed for some time.
Our editor Lolke van der Heide checked in for a flight to Dubai and said: “We didn’t see a single long line. I got through it in a sigh.