Schiphol is building a new pier with stands for both widebody and narrowbody aircraft. The new gates can accommodate three widebody and five narrowbody aircraft or 11 narrowbody aircraft. The A-pier is situated in the South-West area of the airport, next to runway 06/24 (Kaagbaan). The new pier will increase gate capacity and relieve gate allocation constraints, reducing the likelihood of on-ground safety occurrences. A new contractor is employed to realise the built of the new pier. Work preparations are currently under way.