When is the Schiphol-Oost runway (04-22) used?

The Schiphol-Oost runway is a relatively short runway. On this runway, the biggest jet aircraft cannot be handled. The Schiphol-Oost runway is used in the following circumstances: 

  • as a main landing runway in south-westerly storms;
  • as a runway for small aircraft or general aviation.

The Schiphol-Oost runway may not be used at night (between 10.30 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.), either for take-off or landing. If Schiphol-Oost runway is in use for landing by day, the residents of Amsterdam inner city and south-west Amsterdam, in particular, experience noise pollution.