Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on-time performance below 50% in late June

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Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport On-Time Performance Below 50% In Late June Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport On-Time Performance Below 50% In Late June
The airport is suffering from staff shortages, particularly among security workers and baggage handlers. Photo: Getty Images
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The on-time performance for outbound flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport was below 50 per cent in late June, the government said on Tuesday, with passengers facing waits of more than 3 hours at midday on June 20th.

The information was made public by the Dutch Ministry of Transportation after parliament demanded weekly updates on the situation at Schiphol following severe delays at the airport in April and May.

Like many major European airports, Schiphol is suffering from staff shortages, particularly among security workers and baggage handlers.

In June, the airport moved to cap the number of passengers it can accept at around 16 per cent below 2019 levels.

In a letter to the Dutch parliament, transportation minister Mark Harbers said in the week of June 20th-26th, the on-time performance for outbound flights was 23-48 per cent.

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On-time performance measures whether a flight occurs within 15 minutes of its scheduled arrival or departure time.

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