Lelystad Airport

Led by LVNL (2018 - 2019)

The goal of the Programma Lelystad is to provide the ATC at Lelystad Airport for the IFR and VFR traffic. The Programma is the collaboration between LVNL and Dutch Mil. Lelystad Airport should be opened on April 1st, 2019 growing to a maximum of 10,000 flights/year in 2023. Tower ATC at Lelystad Airport will be done by LVNL, Approach control will be provided by Dutch Mil and ACC by LVNL.

Sites involved

ACC/UAC : Amsterdam

Project description

Schiphol Airport has almost reached 500,000 movements/year, which is the maximum amount of movements that can be handled at Schiphol. To accommodate more traffic in the vicinity of Amsterdam, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management the Netherlands has decided to open Lelystad Airport for commercial IFR traffic.
LVNL is committed to the development of Lelystad Airport, in which the focus is on a safe and efficient operational concept, especially when it concerns possible interference with traffic flows from and towards Schiphol Airport.
The start of the air traffic service provision at this airport and the opening of Lelystad for commercial traffic is now scheduled for April 1, 2019. As of this date LVNL aims to provide tower control services which are aligned with market demand within the conditions set by the ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. The Ministry of Defence/Royal Netherlands Airforce (RNLAF) will provide approach control services from the co-located position at Schiphol-East.

Implementation Steps

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Start of operation 01/201604/2019LVNL