easyJet welcomes abolition of Dutch APD

3 September 2009

easyJet has welcomed the Dutch Government’s plan to abolish flight tax.

Commenting on the announcement, Andy Harrison said:

“The Dutch Government has done the right thing to ensure that aviation has a future in The Netherlands. But even after the tax is abolished, Schiphol will be Europe’s second most expensive airport – more expensive than Paris, Frankfurt or Zurich.”

“The Dutch Government has put the ball on the penalty spot; Schiphol must now convert the penalty and bring its cost in line with other major airports in Europe. Only if both conditions are met will airlines start investing in The Netherlands again.”

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