GLOBAL (COMMONWEALTH UNION) – Airlines are finally getting back into the groove of being back to pre-covid normal but it looks like the Dutch Airport has other ideas.
It seems that Europe’s third busiest airport has taken a decision to make some major cuts as to the number of flights that will be operating from the Dutch Airport. The Dutch government announced this plan as a sudden decision and the airlines are not happy.
It seems that five airlines in the industry will not be taking decision lightly. They have stated clearly if the Dutch government goes ahead with these cute that they will be suing the Dutch government.
The Government made it clear that there are concerns that Schiphol Airport being the busiest one in the Netherlands is actively contributing to the climate change as there is constant high noise pollution. They have stated that this cut of flight is to make sure that the noise pollution levels go down.
But Airlines such as KLM, EasyJet, Delta, Tui and Corenden have stated that if the Dutch government goes ahead with these plans, then they are going against and breaching the European Union and International law. Now this is a serious accusation.
What the Dutch government says is that the cap they are putting on the flights would reduce the number of flights operating from the Schiphol Airport to 440,00 from 500,00. Now this may not seem like a lot but in the eyes of the airlines this could be a chunky revenue loss.
One can only wait and see how this would turn out. Would the airlines understand that this is a needed change to curb climate change. Will Dutch government find another solution in the chance that this cap may not be possible. All good questions and the answers will hopefully be coming soon!