Slot Information - Declared Capacity
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
- Number of movements available for Summer season 2013: 275.800
- Peak capacity: arrival peak 106 (68 arrivals, 38 departures) movements per hour, departure peak 110 (74 departures, 36 arrivals) movements per hour
- Off-peak capacity: 75 (35 arrivals, 40 departures) movements per hour
- Night movements per hour 49 (24 arrivals, 25 departures)
- Early morning (between 06.00 and 06.59 LT) movements per hour 55 (25 arrivals, 30 departures)
The Alders Table is a consultation table chaired by Mr Alders, former Minister of Environment and Queen’s Commissioner in Groningen. The Alders Table was established in December 2006 in order to advice the government on how to achieve a balance between the growth of Schiphol, noise annoyance mitigation measures and the quality of the environment, for the period up to 2020.
The Alders Table issued an advice to the Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) on 1 October 2008. It consists of a combination of measures (including a cap on the number of night movements and Continuous Descent Approach –CDAs).
See www.alderstafel.nl for more information.
Now that the implementation of CDAs is delayed, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is facing temporary environmental restrictions in order to compensate this. Due to these temporary restrictions, a further reduction of night movements to 29,000 per year is expected within a maximum of three years’ time.
The current number of (historical) night slots at Schiphol is 34,620. In order to start reducing this number as from Summer 2013, the slotcoordinator is requested not to re-allocate (historical) night slots that are returned to the pool in the next equivalent season.
Although an airline is not entitled to non-historical slots it received and operated in the former equivalent season, there has been enough capacity over the past years which made it possible for SACN to allocate non-historical slots to airlines on a more or less regular basis at the slot return date.
Based on this practice, the number of non-historical night slots that were allocated at the slot return date, will normally be allocated to an airline (same number) in the next equivalent season. For some airlines these have been fixed numbers over the past years.
It has now been agreed at the ‘Operationeel Schiphol Overleg’ (Operational Consultation Schiphol) that when an airline does not actually operate in the current season the number of slots allocated at the slot return date, the airline will only be reallocated the number of non-historical slots that were actually operated.
Because of the abovementioned measures, the slot coordinator will have to be reluctant in allocating non-historical slots.