Simple Flying - Luke Bodell

The Dutch government has said it will appeal against a court decision preventing Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) from having to cut the number of flight movements for the upcoming 2023/24 season. KLM and other airlines disputed the decision, claiming they were not consulted as per European Union regulations.

As Simple Flying reported last week, a court ruled that Amsterdam Schiphol won't be able to reduce flights from November 2023 to October 2024. The reason - it did not follow European Union regulations as it failed to consult with airlines and took shortcuts on other procedures. EU law states that airports must conduct "a careful review" and demonstrate that alternative measures are not capable of achieving the same impact, namely a reduction in noise pollution.

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