Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Evacuated Due To Threat


This post may contain affiliate links from our advertising partners, such as American Express. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here.

The Amsterdam Schiphol airport’s two main international terminals, terminal 1 and 2, were evacuated this morning.

The threat was reported by Rueters that an explosive device was located in a toilet. The threat was received at 11 am local time or 5 am est. The police are now investigating the threat.

This of one of Europe’s busiest airports with close to million passengers per year. The airport website is reporting a few delays. Given that both 1 an 2 terminals were avacuated, you may want to check flights if you were planning a trip to / from AMS today.

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.

About The Weekly Flyer

The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way. Feel free to reach me at theweeklyflyer@gmail.com

Sign up for Email || Twitter || Facebook |Tips & Tricks
Hotel Offers || Airline Offers || Bank Offers || Cash Back Offers

Pingbacks

Comments

  1. I want to see an airport that has 35 million flights a year. Thats more than 95k flights a day. About 4000 flights an hour. About 65 flights a minute. How many landing strips does Amsterdam have?

  2. AJ, It would have to have about 130 runways. Assuming a 2 minute two minute separation time and the following requirements were met. That is a lot of runways. Thanks for the catch, is closer to 50 million passengers a year.

    Minimum time separation for departing aircraft which are using:
    the same runway or
    parallel runways separated by less than 760 m (2 500 ft) or
    crossing runways if the projected flight path of the second aircraft will cross the projected flight path of the first aircraft at the same altitude or less than 300 m (1 000 ft) below or
    parallel runways separated by 760 m (2 500 ft) or more, if the projected flight path of the second aircraft will cross the projected flight path of the first aircraft at the same altitude or less than 300 m (1 000 ft) below.
    is 2 minutes between a LIGHT or MEDIUM aircraft taking off behind a HEAVY aircraft and a LIGHT aircraft taking off behind a MEDIUM aircraft.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *