The US Department of Transportation is not interested in reducing the space available to US airlines at Schiphol. According to the letter seen by the news agency, the ministry is considering countermeasures ANP.
According to Washington, banning budget airline JetBlue from the Netherlands is “unfair and unfair” and contravenes European-US agreements. If it’s up to US JetBlue, Dutch companies will also be hampered in the US.
The US ministry has now asked Dutch airlines KLM, Martinair and TUI to send their flight schedules to and from the US within seven days. Until then, Washington says it will wait with countermeasures.
Washington says it will discuss the decision with the Dutch government and the European Commission on November 13. “If the consultations do not lead to a solution in the matter, the ministry is ready to consider further action.”
The U.S. government has repeatedly protested against Schiphol’s shortfall, but says it has not received reasonable evidence from the Dutch government. Due to the shrinking of Schiphol, fewer flights will depart from Schiphol from next year.
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