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24 Jul 2019 | 08:54 PM UTC

Netherlands: Fuel supplier outage ends as some flights at Schiphol Airport (AMS) resume July 24 /update 2

Netherlands News Alert

Fuel supply outage ends as some flights resume at Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol (AMS) July 24; hundreds of flight cancelations maintained through early (local time) July 25

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Amsterdam). COUNTRY/REGION Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)

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Event

Officials at Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol (AMS) announced at 22:15 (local time) on Wednesday, July 24, that an outage affecting the aircraft fuel supplier had ended and that some flight operations were resuming. The outage resulted in roughly 250 flight delays and 440 cancelations on Wednesday; authorities indicated that hundreds of previously canceled flights would not depart until Thursday, July 25. 

Airport authorities have advised individuals scheduled to fly via AMS over the coming hours to confirm flight reservations and contact their airline for more information.

Context

An outage affecting the aircraft fuel supplier at Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol (AMS) resulted in severe flight disruptions on July 24. According to Eurocontrol officials, AMS's fuel supplier experienced electrical issues with its systems and had been unable to provide the fuel needed to facilitate the departure of flights. 

Advice

Individuals traveling via AMS are advised to monitor developments, confirm flight reservations before departing for the airport, and contact their airline for more information.

 

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