Cardiff to Sao Paulo, Osaka or Hangzhou? Amsterdam is your gateway – KLM boss explains how cutting spokes would ‘disrupt the system and wheel’

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines president and CEO Pieter Elbers said recently that connecting regional UK airports to Amsterdam Schiphol is the carrier’s “bread and butter”…..

World Economic Forum consortium launches Known Traveller Digital Identity paperless travel pilot between Canada and the Netherlands

The World Economic Forum and the governments of the Netherlands and Canada have launched the first pilot project for paperless travel between the two countries……

Are the Dutch and the French get closer or further apart as it emerges Royal Schiphol Group may increase its stake in Groupe ADP?

The Dutch government’s sudden and unexpected acquisition of a 13% stake in Air France-KLM in Feb-2019, prompted the French government to accuse the Dutch one…..

LEVEL’s landing in Amsterdam may not create a new Buzz, but in strange twist of timing Ryanair has revealed plans to bring back the LCC brand to European skies

As the International Airlines Group (IAG) reveals its LEVEL brand will open an operation in Amsterdam from next month, it takes us back two full…..

Amsterdam Capacity Crisis? Can Schiphol continue to keep up with its European hub competitors?

Historically, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has performed well in comparison with similarly sized European airports and has experienced strong growth in the past four years. Summary:…..

CAPA WORLD SUMMIT: Does ‘over-regulation’ pose a challenge to airport development in some parts of the world?

At last week’s CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit, Berlin Brandenburg Airport’s (FBB) CEO Dr Engelbert Luetke Daldrup highlighted over-regulation poses challenges for “big projects” in…..

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is all at sea over its extension

According to the Royal Schiphol Group’s CEO, Dick Benschop, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Transport plans to investigate the feasibility of the expansion of Amsterdam Schiphol…..

EVA Air begins Dreamliner operations, plans to downgauge Amsterdam and Vienna from 777-300ERs to 787-9s

Taiwan’s EVA Air is planning to down-gauge services to Amsterdam and Vienna from three class Boeing 777-300ERs to two class 787-9s in 2019. Amsterdam and…..

Europe takes pride at being home to three of four safest neighbourhoods for LGBTQ travellers

They may not have been able to dislodge the famous Castro district of San Francisco from the top of the rankings, but European city destinations…..

A Dutch dilemma – How do you balance the needs of transfer passengers and point-to-point demand and maintain fair competition for airlines into your biggest city market?

The European Commission (EC) is reaching the conclusion of a six week consultation procedure concerning proposed traffic distribution rules between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Lelystad…..

Competing or complementing? Is there room for both LCCs and regional carriers in the same marketplace

There is an interesting dynamic between regional carriers and low cost carriers. As the LCC revolution has taken hold across the globe, you could consider…..