KLM loses huge number of passengers due to new tax

18th July 2008, Comments 0 comments

As many as 1 million passengers may turn to neighbouring airports instead of using Schiphol airport, predicts KLM.

18 July 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - KLM says the environmental tax which all passengers departing from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport must pay since 1 July will cost the airline between 500,000 and 1 million passengers in 2008.

The airline says the number of cancellations is alarming. Its daughter company Transavia has been particularly hard hit.

An increasing number of Dutch vacationers are departing from airports in neighbouring Germany

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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