Competitiveness of aviation in the Netherlands crucial for jobs and prosperity

From Berlin the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on 20 November released analysis showing that a more competitive air transport sector in the Netherlands could generate 40,000 new jobs and nearly €8 billion in extra GDP for that nation’s economy by 2037.

An IATA study, Netherlands Air Transport Regulatory Competitiveness Indicators, recommends that to maximize the employment and prosperity opportunities created by a successful air transport industry, the Netherlands should:

– Increase the cap on aircraft movements and ensure cost-effective expansion of Dutch airports

– Avoid the introduction of new environmental taxes

– Continue to maintain slot allocation policy in line with EU and global best practice.