Monday, July 15, 2024

Local rule for Schiphol cargo flights given thumbs up

The ‘local rule’ reissuing 25% of unused slots to cargo flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been approved by minister of infrastructure and water management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen. Cargo flights came under pressure in the summer of 2017 when Schiphol reached the maximum of 500,000 flight movements. Stricter regulations made it harder for cargo flights […]

Dutch government accused of locking growth out of Schiphol

The Dutch aviation industry has published a joint letter condemning the government’s decision to lock capacity at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol until 2021. The letter, signed by industry bodies including KLM, Martinair, Air Cargo Netherlands and Evofenedex has branded the move “premature and careless”, while warning that neighbouring countries “will gladly welcome Dutch passengers and airfreight”. […]

Shippers call for urgent implementation of Schiphol local rule

The Dutch Transport Minister has acknowledged the need for a local rule for cargo carriers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol but no date has been given for implementation. The local rule is designed to counter the effects of the slot scarcity caused by the 500,000 annual aircraft movement cap for the year 2020, which was agreed […]

Freighters at Schiphol dealt ‘death strike’ as local rule is rejected

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s position as an international mainport is at risk after low cost carriers rejected a ‘local rule’ to give priority for spare slots to freighter flights. The airport is nearing its limit of 500,000 flight movements per year, and freighters are likely to suffer, with the FNV trade union warning that 30 weekly […]