France’s new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air services is earmarked to help finance other transport sectors

The French government has announced it will introduce a new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air traffic within and departing from mainland France from 2020……

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……

Netherlands is pushing ahead with the introduction of a national aviation tax from 2021, but will this push the discussion for an EU wide aviation tax regime?

As part of the Netherlands’ Environmental Taxes Act, a bill is being introduced which will tax airlines for each passenger departing from Dutch airports from…..

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…..

The Dutch buy a 12.7% stake in Air France-KLM: Is the government’s decision really all that ‘incomprehensible’ and ‘unexpected’?

 A week after Air France-KLM released its full year 2018 results, the Netherlands’ government moved to acquire a 12.68% stake in the Franco-Dutch airline group,…..

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:…..

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…..

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…..

Developing Europe – Latin America market becoming a key battlefield for Europe’s airline leaders

The formation of LATAM Airlines Group from the amalgamation of South American heavyweights LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines has established a major force in the…..

Spain, Austria and the Netherlands lead the European arrivals growth in Australia this year, but the United Kingdom remains by far the busiest source market

Spain, Austria and the Netherlands have all recorded double-digit rises in travellers to Australia over the first four months of 2018, according to latest data…..