Due to noise nuisance for local residents, Schiphol has to significantly reduce the number of flights. That means even more bad news for Schiphol, after it was announced today that the number of flights will be reduced this summer.
It is still unclear when the shrinkage of the airport should be a fact.
The cutting in the number of flights is being done to reduce noise nuisance for local residents, not to reduce nitrogen or particulate matter.
Other measures to combat noise pollution did not yield sufficient results. So now Schiphol has to ‘substantially reduce to a maximum of 450,000’ flight movements.
Responsible minister Harbers does not want to comment on the figures. He points out that it has been agreed in the coalition agreement that a decision will be made this year about the future of Schiphol. “On the one hand, this concerns preserving our international airport with a good network of destinations worldwide. On the other hand, attention must be paid to the adverse consequences of aviation in the vicinity of Schiphol. I am working on the elaboration of that assignment. complex. I take the time it takes to make a careful decision.”