​Air transport is a key enabler of economic activity in the Netherlands

It supports 306,000 jobs and EUR 22.4 billion of gross value to GDP, which accounts for 3.2% of Dutch GDP.

​Main Industry Priorities

  • Airport Expansion at Schiphol
  • Airport Charges and airport investment
  • Schiphol Airport (AMS) part of New Experience Travel Technologies (NEXTT)
  • National Airspace Strategy (NAS)
  • Use of IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) as oversight by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the Netherlands

Policy Recommendations

  • Provide details on the recently announced moderate increase of the cap on aircraft movements and make sure the cost-efficient expansion of major airports is delivered in consultation with users
  • Foster the implementation of the existing Carbon Offsetting Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) as an effective tool to mitigate CO2 emissions and avoid introducing new environmental taxes on aviation
  • Continue to maintain a slot allocation policy in line with the EU Slot Regulation and the international best practices



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