10.4 C
Brussels
Saturday, September 30, 2023
EnvironmentNetherlands, Storm Poly Disrupts Air Travel at Schiphol Airport, 100s of Flights...

Netherlands, Storm Poly Disrupts Air Travel at Schiphol Airport, 100s of Flights Affected

NL-Alert Issued for Noord-Holland

DISCLAIMER: Information and opinions reproduced in the articles are the ones of those stating them and it is their own responsibility. Publication in The European Times does not automatically means endorsement of the view, but the right to express it.

DISCLAIMER TRANSLATIONS: All articles in this site are published in English. The translated versions are done through an automated process known as neural translations. If in doubt, always refer to the original article. Thank you for understanding.

Newsdesk
Newsdeskhttps://europeantimes.news
The European Times News aims to cover news that matter to increase the awareness of citizens all around geographical Europe.

More from the author

Appeal for Support, Marrakech Earthquake Victims Need Your Help

0
Marrakech region on September 8, 2023 was one of the most violent in Morocco's history. The rural province of Al Haouz was hard hit, resulting in the loss of many lives and the destruction of entire villages ;
mental health

Europe’s most stressed-out country is revolutionizing mental healthcare

0
Discover the hidden reality of Greece's mental health crisis and its efforts to enhance services. Learn about the 5-year plan and challenges faced.
Persecuted christians - Conference at the European Parliament about the persecution of Christians in Sub-Saharan Africa (Credit: MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen)

Break the silence on persecuted Christians

0
MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen held a conference and exhibition at the European Parliament to denounce the silence surrounding the suffering of persecuted Christians worldwide. The EU must take stronger action against violations of freedom of religion, especially in Africa where lives are lost due to this silence.

NL-Alert Issued for Noord-Holland

Storm Poly unleashed chaos upon air travel operations at Schiphol Airport, resulting in significant disruptions for hundreds of flights to and from Amsterdam on Wednesday. As the storm continued to intensify throughout the morning, the number of flight delays and cancellations escalated, causing frustration among travellers.

To keep residents informed and safe, the Dutch government promptly issued three NL-Alert bulletins to residents of Noord-Holland province around 9 a.m., providing essential updates in both Dutch and English.

Situated within Noord-Holland province, Schiphol Airport faced the brunt of the extreme weather conditions caused by Storm Poly. The NL-Alert message urgently advised residents to prioritize their safety by staying indoors and emphasized that the emergency number 112 should only be dialled in life-threatening situations.

Meteorologists had predicted powerful wind gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour across the entire country, with southern regions expected to experience gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour.

Throughout Wednesday morning, Schiphol Airport’s website encountered intermittent accessibility issues, making it challenging for travellers to obtain real-time information. A prior warning issued by Schiphol Airport on Tuesday had already alerted passengers to the impending delays and cancellations. In fact, even before the storm made landfall, KLM alone had proactively cancelled more than 200 flights in anticipation of the severe weather conditions. The airport management, in a statement, highlighted the expected combination of strong winds, heavy rainfall, and poor visibility, which would severely hamper air traffic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., leading to a cascade of further cancellations and delays for both incoming and outgoing flights.

In a recent update, Eurocontrol, the European air traffic control organization, warned of significant delays due to adverse wind conditions. As a result, arriving flights were regulated to ensure safe operations. According to the latest NOTAM bulletin addressed to pilots, it was projected that normal flight operations at Schiphol Airport and the surrounding airspace would not resume until 5 p.m. Given these circumstances, airlines were strongly advised to proactively cancel flights in accordance with the situation.

Despite the turmoil, some regional airports managed to mitigate the impact of Storm Poly. At Eindhoven Airport, the first five arriving flights were fortunate enough to land relatively on schedule, providing a glimmer of relief for passengers. Only two subsequent flights experienced minor delays during the morning.

Similarly, Rotterdam The Hague Airport remained relatively unaffected, with no significant disruptions reported. However, British Airways decided to cancel its roundtrip service between the regional airport and London City, recognizing the need for caution during the prevailing weather conditions.

Storms Netherlands Netherlands, Storm Poly Disrupts Air Travel at Schiphol Airport, 100s of Flights Affected
Number of severe storms (minimum wind force 10), per month since 1910 | Storm Poly is the first ‘very severe’ summer storm (minimum wind force 11) ever in the Netherlands

Maastricht Aachen Airport, with only a one-morning departure scheduled, successfully took off on time, evading the chaos caused by Storm Poly. Additionally, no delays were announced for the two departing flights or the arrivals scheduled for the afternoon and evening, offering a sense of respite for those utilizing the airport’s services.

As Storm Poly continued to rampage across the region, travellers were advised to stay updated with the latest information and adhere to any instructions or alerts issued by authorities. It is crucial to remain patient and understanding during such challenging circumstances, as safety remains the top priority for both airlines and airports. Keep track of the developing situation and consult official sources for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

In conclusion, Storm Poly’s impact on air travel at Schiphol Airport caused widespread flight cancellations and delays, affecting hundreds of passengers. The Dutch government promptly issued NL-Alert messages for Noord-Holland province, urging residents to prioritize their safety.

While Schiphol Airport faced significant disruptions, other regional airports like Eindhoven, Rotterdam The Hague, and Maastricht Aachen managed to navigate the storm with relative success. Stay informed, exercise patience, and prioritize safety during this challenging time.

- Advertisement -
- EXCLUSIVE CONTENT -spot_img
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Must read

Latest articles

- Advertisement -