A misunderstanding seems to be the cause of a collision between an easyJet Airbus and a KLM Boeing at Schiphol on Tuesday. Air traffic control allowed both to leave the gate at the same time, after which they hit each other, according to sound recordings of the conversation between air traffic control and the KLM pilot, AD reports.
Two passenger planes collided at a gate at Schiphol Airport on Tuesday morning. The KLM and easyJet planes were damaged in the collision, but no one was injured. Schiphol reports that the accident does not yet have any consequences for the other air traffic at the airport, NU.nl reports.
The collision happened while the planes were busy with a pushback - pushing an aircraft away at a gate prior to departure, a Schiphol spokesperson said to the newspaper. How the accident happened is being investigated.
Schiphol has to transfer its unused flight slots from this past winter to the busy summer period, the court ruled in a lawsuit filed by airlines EasyJet, Corendon and TUI. This involves 2,700 takeoffs and landings, Het Parool reports.
Airlines Corendon, TUI and easyJet had Schiphol in court on Thursday to try and force the airport to transfer its 2,700 unused 'time slots' for the past winter to the busy summer season. If the airport doesn't do so, half a million Dutch tourists may have to change their summer plans, the airlines say, the Telegraaf reports.
Schiphol and KLM promised consumer and market authority ACM that they will no longer discuss other airlines' growth opportunities at the airport. After four years of investigation, ACM concluded that Schiphol and KLM didn't break any competition rules, but the authority still ordered them to stop this practice, RTL Nieuws reports.
Schiphol opened its doors for too many airlines and that is why the airport is now nearing its limit in flight movements, according to airline KLM. That means that KLM can no longer grow at the airport and that is bad for the economy, KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said to newspaper AD on Wednesday.
Budget airline easyJet and union VNV reached an agreement on a collective bargaining agreement for easyJet pilots stationed in the Netherlands, NOS reports.
EasyJet pilots held several strikes at Schiphol airport this year. They demanded a lighter workload schedule, sick leave pay and a better pension regulation. EasyJet had to cancel several flights due to these strikes.
Four recent strikes by easyJet pilots stationed at Schiphol airport affected more than 4 thousand travelers, Financieele Dagblad reports based on figures from claims organization EUclaim.
EasyJet is cancelling 14 flights taking off from Amsterdam on Monday due to another pilot strike announced on Sunday night. This is the fourth pilot strike for the Schiphol based easyJet pilots in a short time.
EasyJet cancelled seven flights on Thursday morning due to their Schiphol-based pilots striking for a better collective bargaining agreement. The strike was from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
EasyJet pilots stationed in Amsterdam are striking again on Monday morning, pilots union VNV announced. This third strike is taking place between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
EasyJet pilots will soon be striking again, Joost van Doesburg of pilots union VNV said to NU.nl on Friday. "I can't say when the actions will take place exactly. The judge implemented a ban for the next two days, but actions will follow shortly"
British budget airline Easyjet would want to leave the United Kingdom, possibly choosing the Netherlands as the company's new home base. The firm has asked for an aviation license outside of the country to maintain wider access to European airspace, reports Sky News.
EasyJet pilots stationed at Schiphol Airport will be striking again on Friday, the association of Dutch pilots VNV announced. This strike will go on for 24 hours, which means the pilots will not work at all on Friday
EasyJet pilots stationed at Schiphol are striking from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today, but all flights to and from Amsterdam are continuing as scheduled. According to pilots association VNV, this is because the airline hired temp pilots from abroad to cross the picketing line and take over the flights
The Amsterdam-based pilots and crew members of budget airline EasyJet will be striking on Tuesday, the association of Dutch pilots VNV announced
Easyjet pilots and crew stationed in Amsterdam are planing protest actions for a better collective bargaining agreement. In the coming weeks this will mean strikes that can lead to delays or even cancelled flights, Dutch pilots association VNV announced on Wednesday
Transavia is finally settled in at Munich, the Dutch budget airline's first foreign base, and its first flight departs from the airport on Friday. Air France-KLM hopes to soon have its budget subsidiary competing with Ryanair and EasyJet, but not necessarily on price. Transavia will compete on service, CEO Mattijs ten Brink said
A British man was removed from an easyJet flight from London to Amsterdam after a fellow passenger accused him of being a terrorist. The other passenger looked at his phone over his shoulder and saw a WhatsApp group called "ISI men". He misread it as "ISIS men"
Dutch travelers are increasingly opting for budget airlines on their travels. More than 33 percent of all passengers going through a Dutch airport last year traveled with a cheap airline like Transavia, Ryanair or Easyjet, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.
Dutch airline KLM plans to lure passengers away from competitors like EasyJet with more destinations and lower prices, CEO Pieter Elbers said
British budget airline EasyJet is planning to continue its expansion at Schiphol Airport. The airline plans to expand to six permanent aircraft at the airport in the summer of next year
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.
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.