During the take-off run of a Boeing 737-800 registered in the Netherlands and containing 181 occupants, the runway length required turned out to be longer than was expected based on the calculations made by the pilots before the flight. The flight was continued to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol without further peculiarities being reported.
The Portuguese Air Accidents Investigation Branch (GPIAA) has asked the Dutch Safety Board to take charge of the investigation into this incident. The Board has decided to honour this request.
The report 'Insufficient thrust setting for take-off' analyses this and more serious incident involving an insufficient thrust setting for take-off that occurred with the same operator.