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June 25, 2024
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The coming three months could be decisive for the future of US-EU/Dutch aviation policy relations. On Monday next week, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) is launching consultations with the Dutch government and the European Commission about capacity at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the 2024 summer schedule. This week, slot coordinator ACNL said that it has cut capacity by 3.1 percent or 9.070 slots.

While home carrier KLM is hit the hardest by this and will lose 4.847 slots, US carriers will also have to surrender slots. SkyTeam partner Delta Air Lines will lose 252 slots, United Airlines 53, and American Airlines 22. Combined, US airlines have lost 339 slots. The capacity cut affects 84 airlines, of which 24 airlines without historic rights have lost them all.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.