Plans Schiphol for 40,000 extra flights: angry reaction

After 2020, the Dutch government has allowed Schiphol to grow to a maximum of 540 thousand flight movements per year. Growth is only permitted if the aviation sector can demonstrate that the nuisance to the immediate environment is reduced, for example due to quieter and cleaner aircraft.

Citizen’s organisations think minister Van Nieuwenhuizen’s proposal to have Schiphol grow again after 2020 is thoughtless and risky. Also environmental organisations Greenpeace, Natuur & Milieu and the Natuur en Milieufederatie Noord-Holland told it was ‘nonsense’ to allow Schiphol to grow ‘in times of climate crisis.’

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