AMSTELVEEN (ANP) – Air France-KLM is threatening legal action against Schiphol, because the airport wants to increase its airport charges for airlines by more than 40 percent in three years. According to the aviation group, this is “unreasonable and unacceptable”, especially because the sector has been hit hard by the corona crisis.
According to Air France-KLM, with the tariff proposal, Schiphol wants the airlines to pay, as it were, for their own damage as a result of the absence of passengers. According to the group, that would not be fair, because the entire aviation sector has suffered damage as a result of the crisis.
“The losses for airlines have been enormous. They are currently trying to keep their heads above water and slowly focus on recovery,” the French-Dutch aviation combination writes in a special message to Schiphol. That document is intended to make the airport change its mind. But if this does not happen, Air France-KLM says it will oppose the new rates.
There is more resistance from the aviation sector against the state of affairs at Schiphol and other Dutch airports. The international aviation industry organization IATA has started legal proceedings to end up with the Dutch slot coordinator ACNL under a new rule. When allocating take-off and landing rights for next summer, use would be made of a list of priority destinations drawn up by Schiphol. But the IATA states that this is not allowed and that it is against European rules.
Schiphol will make a final decision on the new rates at the end of this month. Until then, the airport will not comment. With regard to the complaint from IATA, a spokeswoman for Schiphol refers to ACNL. No one could be reached at the slot coordinator for a comment on Friday evening.
KLM threatens legal action over Schiphol rate increase | Financial
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