Dutch government: AMS’ maximum number of cargo flights must be reduced from 500,000 to 440,000 per year

According to the latest news from the charging culture media, the Dutch government plans to reduce the maximum number of flights at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from 500,000 to 440,000 per year, of which air cargo flights must be reduced.


It is reported that this is the first time that AMS Airport has prioritized climate and environmental protection over economic growth. A Dutch government spokesman said it aimed to balance the airport’s economy with the quality of life of the people in the region.


The Dutch government, the majority owner of AMS Airports, will not fail to prioritize the environment, reducing noise and nitrogen oxide pollution (NOx). However, many in the aviation industry, including air cargo, believe that there is a smarter way to protect the environment by operating cleaner aircraft, using carbon offsets, developing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and better Take advantage of airport infrastructure.


Since 2018, when Schiphol capacity became a problem, cargo airlines have been forced to give up some of their departure times, and a lot of cargo has also been diverted to Belgium’s LGG Liege Airport in the EU (based in Brussels), and from 2018 to 2022, Amazon FBA The outbreak of cargo, the growth of cargo at Liege Airport actually has this factor. (Related reading: Environmental protection or economy? The EU faces a difficult choice….)



Of course, but to make up for the loss of cargo flights, the Dutch shipper’s board evofenedex has obtained approval from the Dutch authorities to create a “local rule” that gives cargo flights priority allocation to takeoff and landing runways.


The average number of cargo flights at Schiphol in the first eight months of the year was 1,405, down 19% compared to the same period in 2021, but still up almost 18% compared to pre-pandemic. A major factor in this year’s decline was the “absence” of Russian cargo giant AirBridgeCargo after the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Post time: Sep-29-2022