Passenger traffic through Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport generates €11bn for the Dutch economy and creates 170,000 jobs, according to research by McKinsey and the Boston Consulting Group for the airport authority and airline KLM.
The airport and airline commissioned the report in an effort to assess the likely effect of tariff changes at Schiphol.
Schiphol wants to increase fees for transit passengers and to do more to attract budget airlines like EasyJet. KLM argues the planned transit charge hike would hurt its operations. Of the €11b, €3.4bn comes from transit passengers, the report says.
Using the results of the survey, Schiphol is set to publish new proposals mid-April. Easyjet has already said it will greatly expand its services from Schiphol if fees come down.
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