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Schiphol again a "very dangerous" chaos scene: queues for hours and people getting unwell

Schiphol again a “very dangerous” chaos scene: queues for hours and people getting unwell

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With summer vacation in the near future, the problems at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands are still far from resolved. On Sundays there were fights, from Mondays to hours of queues.

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Schiphol now warns unequivocally that there could be hours of waiting lists in the coming weeks. A spokesman said that also happened on Monday. Sometimes there were queues for five hours. “There was less staff than planned and it was a very busy day. In the coming period it will be as busy as during the May holiday. However, the number of passengers is still below the 2019 level, but as there are not enough hands when checking luggage , not all checkpoints are triggered. As a result, it extends to stations and beyond.

He continues: “Every day it comes down to supply and demand, and we respond to them as best we can. But at peak times there can be longer waiting times.”

Overcrowded departure halls

Pictures of crowded departure halls are circulating on social media, and sources report telegraph Some flights were delayed by three hours. KLM airline confirms long waiting lists. The airlines have been in talks for weeks to find a solution, but KLM says there is no solution yet.

The May holiday turned more than a month ago into unprecedented chaos at the airport. Despite timely warnings from the travel and aviation sector and trade unions, Schiphol was not able to attract enough staff. Things went wrong on the level of security, in particular, and as a result people missed their flights, saw their vacation fall into the water or even got unwell.

Chaos and bleak conditions

And Royal Dutch Mariechussi admits the latter also happened on Monday. “We had to deal with some people who became unwell,” a company spokesperson said. A letter from security firm CTSN Group on Monday reported an “extremely dangerous situation” on Sunday, creating the risk of a “mass walk”. General Manager Adan Moric said in a letter I have seen telegraph† CTSN could not be reached for comment despite multiple requests.

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