Amsterdam's Schiphol airport temporarily closed after power outage

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Apr 29, 2018, 05:34 PM IST

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The main international airport of Amsterdam, Schiphol airport was temporarily closed on Sunday due to the major power outage forcing operations to shut down.

Road and train traffic was also stopped by the authorities in order to ensure the safety of travellers.

Following the shutdown, dozens of flights were also delayed and cancelled. Airport waiting rooms were flooded by the waiting passengers.  

Though roads were reopened after power was restored but the disruption in services remains.

Flights to Amsterdam from other airports were also affected as the airport is only handling ten arriving planes per hour following the priority given to flights waiting to take off from the airport.

Schipol airport is one of the Europe's busiest airports. It is the third-busiest airport in numbers of travellers after London's Heathrow and Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.