Passengers are once again facing long queues at Schiphol Airport after management failed to deploy enough security staff.
The airport has asked some airlines, including Corendon, Turkish Airlines and Suriname Airways, to cancel flights after 4pm so other passengers can catch their flights.
Long queues formed outside the terminal on Monday, with some passengers telling NOS they had been waiting in line for longer than the maximum four-hour wait. If he arrives earlier than 4 hours before departure, he will not be able to queue.
Schiphol Said the problem was centered on Departure 3mainly caters to intercontinental flights, but also to low-cost intra-European airlines departing from Pier H.
#AMS airport #schiphol Today is a mess. The hotel was instructing people to arrive 4 hours before her flight. I’ve never seen a line like this and then more lines once I got in. pic.twitter.com/FquKL99gzZ
— Bill Evgen (@billevjen) September 12, 2022
a A spokesman for Schiphol told the NOS The airport underestimated the number of people passing through the airport on Monday, resulting in a “underdelivery” problem. The number of guards on duty will depend on the expected number of passengers per day.
Union FNV said bonus payments to security staff negotiated over the busy summer season after April’s baggage handlers’ strike ended last week, prompting some security staff to quit their jobs. I was.
“I’ve heard from a number of staff members who only stayed because of that extra paycheck. Now the supplement no longer exists, and they’re leaving again, especially with the current high workload.”
A person who arrives at the airport as instructed by the airline, but misses the flight due to a security delay, Compensation can be claimed from Schiphol.
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