The airline JetBlue will lose its take-off and landing rights at Schiphol next year. This has become clear with the new distribution of these slots. In advance of this decision, JetBlue already called for KLM to be banned from New York.
Schiphol must reduce the maximum number of flights next year. That is why the Dutch slot coordinator ACNL has allocated 3.1 percent fewer take-off and landing rights. As a result, there will be 9,100 fewer take-off and landing rights next year.
A total of 84 airlines can fly to Schiphol slightly less often. And then there is a group of 24 airlines that now fly to Schiphol, but do not have historical rights. JetBlue is one of them. ACNL does not indicate which other 23 airlines will disappear from Schiphol.
Airlines receive historical rights if they have applied for take-off and landing rights in previous years and have largely fulfilled them.
JetBlue has already called on the US government for retaliation in recent weeks because of this expected decision. It asked the Ministry of Transport to ban KLM from New York’s JFK Airport if Schiphol’s downsizing plans were to go ahead.
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