Although KLM thinks that Sunday is also a busy day at the airport, it is not expected that the measure will have to be taken out again.
On Saturday, KLM canceled the flights of passengers in 42 aircraft, which flew empty from European destinations to Schiphol. Twelve flights could or will continue with passengers.
After a busy day at the airport, things calmed down on Saturday evening. “We see that these difficult decisions have had the intended effect and that there is more peace of mind in the operation and at the airport,” said a spokesperson.
According to KLM, the measure was necessary because of unfavorable weather conditions and runway maintenance. That caused a domino effect and disruptions on Saturday, Schiphol reported earlier.
“Incredibly annoying,” said KLM chief operating officer René de Groot. “Despite the interventions we took earlier to make the weekend run smoothly, today has again been a very difficult day for our passengers and employees.