18wheelers wrote:Putting aside the usual french/dutch bashing, there is something I still don’t get.
We are being told by french specialized medias that, unlike CDG, AMS is close to being full with no remaining slot capacity.
The supposed strategy was to transfer activity to KLM for financial purposes of course (sounds logical considering crazy french labor taxes and constant increase of CDG taxes as well), but also before reaching AMS maximum capacity so as to have a greater number of slots. Then, growth would be oriented towards the french counterpart.
Now I read that the Dutch government wants to garantee that KLM will continue its growth and that activity won’t be transferred to CDG...
What’s the real situation in AMS ? Is there still available slot for potential growth of KLM ? Any plan for a new runway or new terminal in the near future ?
Given KLM’s current AMS slot portfolio, I am sure they will be able to expand by reducing frequencies to small cities and upgauging aircraft. Also I think the Dutch govt will eventually squeeze more slots. AMS is an economic driver.