- Category: News
- Created on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:46
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
In 2011 more than 1,000 people complained to the Schiphol Residents’ Hotline (Bewoners Aanspreekpunt Schiphol/BAS), a rise of 16 per cent on the previous year.
The number of complaints of problems over a sustained period of time was 27 per cent higher than in 2010.
Specific complaints about an individual aircraft or single incident were up by 38 per cent.
BAS said one reason for the worse figures was that the Buitenveldert runway, which planes are diverted to in bad weather, was used more frequently because of wind and fog.
Planes landing on the Buitenveldert and Oosten runways have to fly over the city centre, disturbing greater numbers of residents.