BuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 3040 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 12 hours ago) and read 3038 times:
Transavia considers taking Schiphol to court over the lowing handling charges that the airport charges LCC's that use the new LCC pier. Charges are 20% lower, and Tranavia would like to use the LCC pier too for cost recution purposes. Schiphol argues that Transavia with its large fleet would saturate the LCC pier and refuses Transavia access it. Transavia says this is giving other LCC's (16 at the moment) an unfair advantage and is considering taking legal steps against the airport. The 20% reduction would save Transavia €2m annually.
Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 hours ago) and read 2951 times:
Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 1): agree with AMS mangment on this one. If they let Transavia get it then other big airlines will want to follow suite. The whole point is by offering less services to the LCC's the get to pay less.
HV is a LCC, but because of limited stands at pier H, they cannot use it as they have too many aircraft, which puts them at a disadvatage against other LCC's (not based at AMS) That's the whole point, they REALLY want to use the pier, but can't. So I can imagine the complaint.