The PVDA (labor party) of the Netherlands stated that the life of Low-Cost Carriers should be thoughened a bit by the state. This is a reaction to the problems in the Dutch Aviation with Holland Exel and DutchBird. The party says regulations for cars/trains and other means of transport are in place, but aviation is more or less free to do whatever they want to. With the result that cowboy-companies enter the market and go bankrupt too quickly. Measures against low-cost flying could resolve this problem.
The largest and 3rd largest party said not to agree with the idea's of the PVDA (2nd largest party).
What are you thoughts on this?? It's a bit strange as DutchBird isn't really low-cost and has been around for quite some years. And charging more money for landing-rights etc. would kill LCC far easier. I believe many companies are already unsatisfied about the fees & taxes at AMS.
If these rules would really apply for the Netherlands we can say goodbye to some companies (FR/EZY/HV) serving the Netherlands, and airports like Niederrhein/Brussels/Cologne would be getting some extra traffic.