Saturday 13 August 2022

‘Move charter, budget airlines to regions’

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport will not be able to cope with the growth in flights expected over the coming 12 years and will have to use regional airports to ease noise hindrance to local residents, reports Tuesday’s Volkskrant.

The paper, quoting a confidential report due to be presented to the government later this week, says the number of take-offs and landings at Schiphol could rise over 30% to 580,000 in 2020.
‘Schiphol will not be able to fully meet market demand because of the number of homes suffering noise nuisance,’ the paper quotes from the report. To solve the problem, the report recommends transferring around 70,000 flights a year to Eindhoven and Lelystad airports, both owned by the Schiphol Group.
The report says Schiphol should focus on line flights from European and international airlines and make charter airlines such as Arkefly and Martinair as well as budget companies such as Easyjet and Transavia use the regional airports.
For more on the plans to solve the noise problem surrounding Schiphol, click here

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