Dramatic Increase in Airport Charges ‘Damages Recovery of Air Connectivity in Netherlands’

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that a proposed 37% increase in airport charges in the Netherlands risks significant damage to the recovery of air connectivity in the country.Following a formal review in which IATA and several airlines participated, the regulator for airport charges at Schiphol, ACM, released a decision on 21 April which accepted the airport’s position that due to losses incurred during the COVID-19 shutdown, it must raise airport charges by a cumulative 37% over the next three years.