24-Nov-2010 11:38 AM

Amsterdam Schiphol to encourage charter airlines to move to regional airports

NetherlandsAmsterdam Schiphol Airport plans to encourage charter airlines to move to regional airports so that it can focus on business traffic (DutchNews.nl, 23-Nov-2010). The move is part of plans to make Schiphol a sustainable base for business traffic, as part of an agreement with KLM and the Netherlands' Government. The comment came after the airport refused to provide Arkefly landing rights. easyJet has also been trying to expand from the airport for a number of years and has protested the KLM deal.

Schiphol Group: “Schiphol would prefer to be without holiday traffic. It has less value for us,” Jos Nijhuis, President and CEO. Source: DutchNews.nl, 23-Nov-2010.

easyJet: “I do not know why travellers … accept the fact they have to go further for a cheap ticket. They should protest,” Carolyn McCall, CEO. Source: DutchNews.nl, 23-Nov-2010.

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