Minister wants cheaper Schiphol air tickets
Transport Minister Camiel Eurlings is pushing for air travel tickets in the Netherlands to be made cheaper.
THE HAGUE—He is worried by the dramatic fall in the number of passengers using Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. The reduction in air passengers at Schiphol is far larger than that at airports in neighbouring countries. Many Dutch residents now make use of airports just over the border in Belgium and Germany.
Eurlings says its many extra charges now make Schiphol the European Union's most expensive airport. He has undertaken to join with other ministers to see how the costs can be reduced. He is not ruling out a change to the tax on air travel, known as the flight tax, which was designed to reduce environmental pollution and introduced on 1 July.