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May 12 '17 14:20

Organizations Claimingo and Reisrecht are officially filing damage claims against Schiphol and a number of airlines for delays passengers suffered in the May holiday due to long lines at the airport. The organizations are representing hundreds of passengers, lawyer Alexander Colenbrander of Claimingo said to the Telegraaf on Friday.

Mar 9 '17 09:33

Air France-KLM is one of several airlines that may be facing a massive fine from Brussels. The Dutch-French airline is accused of cartel forming in the cargo transit market, ANP reports.

Insiders told the news wire that attempts to negotiate a settlement failed. Which means that fines amounting to millions of euros may be imposed on the involved airlines. 

The authorities suspect 11 airlines for making secret agreements between 1999 and 2006 on how they would deal with fuel and security surcharges and how to ensure that no discounts were granted.

Nov 7 '16 12:00

Although air travelers in Europe are entited to compensation for flight delays of more than three hours, about half of Dutch passengers do not get this compensation, the Telegraaf reports.

The newspaper based its report on figures from organizations like Reisrecht, Vluchtvertraacht, EUclaim and Consumentenbond. According to Henry Noorderhaven of EUclaim, every year about 80 thoousand Dutch miss out on this compensation, most of them get talked out of claiming. This involves an amount of about 35 million euro, according to him. "the aviation inspectorate does nothing."

Oct 25 '16 12:48

Antisocial passengers are causing more and more problems on planes, according to th Environment and Transport Inspectorate. In the first three quarters of this year the Inspectorate received 723 reports of antisocial behavior. That is the same number as in all of 2015, AD reports.

The most common problems are smoking in the plane with 38 percent of the complaints, antisocial behavior with 35 percent and alcohol with 27 percent of complaints having to do with intoxicated passengers.

Oct 24 '16 10:52

Antisocial passengers are causing more and more problems on planes, according to th Environment and Transport Inspectorate. In the first three quarters of this year the Inspectorate received 723 reports of antisocial behavior. That is the same number as in all of 2015, AD reports.

The most common problems are smoking in the plane with 38 percent of the complaints, antisocial behavior with 35 percent and alcohol with 27 percent of complaints having to do with intoxicated passengers.

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Aug 11 '16 14:40

Most airlines charge additional fees for checking in luggage on European flights. And sometimes these additional fees are more expensive than the ticket itself, according to booking website Tix.nl based on a comparison of 12 airlines.

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Mar 8 '16 10:23

A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, is set to approve plans to improve airline safety rules following the disaster with flight MH17 in July 2014. The plans include a covenant between the government and airlines, more money for the intelligence services to collect and share information and punishment for airlines who do not have their safety rules in order

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Oct 23 '15 17:20

New figures released by the airport in Eindhoven show an 11-percent increase in passengers over the first nine months of this year. Through September, 3,375,402 passengers used the airport, a gain of 323,402 over the same period last year.

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Oct 6 '15 18:02

Dutch labour union CNV is concerned that layoff plans announced this week at Air France could indicate dark clouds on the horizon at sister airline KLM. The French airline wants to eliminate 2,900 jobs and end some long-haul flights to Asia, which sent unruly employees to the company's headquarters in a flash protest that including ripping the clothes off two executives.

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Jul 15 '15 09:05

The Netherlands is working on a safety plan to keep Dutch planes away from conflict areas, sources surrounding the discussions of this plan told the Telegraaf. Authorities and intelligence agencies are involved in the formation of this plan.

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Jun 18 '15 17:30

Of the Martinair pilots under threat of layoff as part of the Air France-KLM reorganization, 185 are trying to force the parent company to reassign the pilots to KLM. The pilots believe that they are entitled to equivalent work at KLM with the budget slashed at their cargo airline, the Volkskrant reported this week.

Jun 17 '15 19:06

Air France-KLM joined the group of the five largest European airlines to lay out regulatory demands to the European Union. The airlines presented their demands as a part of a shared vision for a new EU aviation strategy.

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May 28 '15 17:27

Transavia airline recently began testing Oculus Rift glasses as a form of entertainment onboard its flights, even giving the chance to fly through the air to their destination in virtual reality. Last week, passengers on a flight from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Barcelona were given the opportunity to test the virtual reality experience.

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May 27 '15 17:35

The government of Qatar will not immediately retaliate for Dutch restrictions on flights by airlines from the Gulf States, the CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker said. He reminded that trade is a "two-lane road", and said if the airlines does not get additional flights, Dutch companies "should not expect many commercial contracts" from Qatar government.

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May 18 '15 13:35

Pilots working as either freelancers or under zero-hour contracts creates an unsafe situation for the flying public, several Dutch members of European Parliament said this week. The politicians responded to a report from the University of Ghent, which stated half of the pilots for budget airlines are working as freelancers.

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Dec 10 '14 22:06

British budget Airline, EasyJet, is expanding their routes to vacation destinations at a rapid rate. The airline announced on Wednesday that flights from Amsterdam's Schiphol to Ibiza, Spain, Corfu, Greece and Palermo, Italy will be available from June 2015.

Oct 17 '14 13:26

Air France pilots will back a planned expansion of Transavia after ongoing talks between Air France and union representation. Parent company Air France-KLM announced Thursday they will begin expansion of Transavia beginning next summer with up to 14 Boeing 737 airplanes, according to Z24

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Oct 14 '14 17:32

British budget airline EasyJet will offer six new destinations for passengers traveling from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The airline will likely take passengers between Amsterdam and 25 different locations when they open up their new base at Schiphol next spring.

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Sep 9 '14 09:52

Pilot association groups in The Netherlands are calling on governments to take stricter and clearer measures to fully inform airlines of security information when flying over areas where there is a distinct threat of war, Dutch news sources report.

Dec 17 '13 06:25

Irish discount airline Ryanair will cancel its permanent presence at the Maastricht-Aachen Airport from March 2014, according to L1.nl. The Limburg-based broadcaster reported that the airline is not eliminating Maastricht as a destination, but aircraft will no longer be based at the southern Netherlands airport.

Aug 1 '13 08:38

Emirates has announced that it will be launching a second daily continuous flight between Dubai and Amsterdam in December.

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