JetBlue has finally secured much-wanted slots at Amsterdam Airport, but it remains to be seen if the airline is really happy with them. The slots are for the coming summer season only and jetBlue can’t rely on historic rights. For that reason, the airline wants the US Department of Transportation to proceed with a procedure against the Dutch state. jetBlue gets Amsterdam slots but still isn’t happy.
“After years of request and denials”, the US low-cost airline has been offered a pair of slots on March 8 by Dutch slot coordinator ACNL. The slots had been denied before for multiple occasions, with jetBlue claiming this was because the Dutch government wants to impose noise-related restrictions at Amsterdam Schiphol. The airline says that the Dutch state is violating the US-European Union Open Skies agreement as well as the International Air Transportation Fair Competitive Practices Act or IATFCPA for short.
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