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Wolfsburg Hauptbahnhof

Train not running: Dutch team arrived in Dortmund late

Due to a blockage on the route, the train service was canceled. The selection of the Dutch national team landed safely in Dortmund on Tuesday evening after an unexpected series of events that led to hours of delay. The Dutch team, led by national coach Ronald Koeman,…

Sustainable steps: Lufthansa achieves EMAS recognition

Sustainable steps: Lufthansa achieves EMAS recognition

Lufthansa Airlines, together with its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich and Lufthansa CityLine, have successfully passed the strict European EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) regulations. This achievement underlines the airline's commitment to environmental responsibility. The external EMAS environmental reporting confirms the ongoing…

Kiwa Rijswijk

Declaration of intent: government takes back aviation tasks from Kiwa

Both parties have now established that there are good reasons to return these aviation tasks to the ILT. The Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management and Kiwa NV recently signed a declaration of intent for the transfer of specific aviation tasks from Kiwa…

Rod Duivels

EK: Brussels Airlines brings national pride to Germany

Red Devils left for Stuttgart with Trident. The Belgian national football team, the Red Devils, left Brussels for Stuttgart this morning, in preparation for the 2024 European Championship. Brussels Airlines, proud partner of the Belgian national teams, had the honor of…

Schiphol: the government is coming up with a new package of measures against noise pollution

Schiphol: the government is coming up with a new package of measures against noise pollution

However, the Right to Protection against Aircraft Nuisance interest group believes the outgoing cabinet's plans for Schiphol are insufficient. The government has presented a renewed package of measures to significantly reduce noise pollution around Schiphol and improve the legal position of local residents...

Fines: Ghent police stricter for violation of drone ban

Fines: Ghent police stricter for violation of drone ban

The Ghent Festivities are one of the largest open-air events in Belgium and attract a large number of national and international visitors every year. During the Ghent Festivities, which attract many visitors every year, this year stricter enforcement applies to the use of…

Schiphol Airport

ILT: aviation safety under pressure due to drones

The popularity of drones does create busy airspace and the ILT is concerned about this. The integration of drones into Dutch airspace has achieved unprecedented growth in recent years. Martijn de Goede, Coordinating/Specialist Inspector at…

RyanAir

Charleroi: Airport staff strike canceled at the last minute

The threatened strike at Charleroi airport, which was planned for Thursday, May 2, was averted at the last minute. The airport management and the unions have reached an agreement, as a result of which the planned work stoppage will not take place. This…

Schiphol Airport

Turbulence: red figures for Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and Brussels Airlines

Air France-KLM sees the biggest loss since the corona pandemic with a 480 million euro deficit. The European aviation sector remains vulnerable, as shown by the recent financial results of Air France-KLM. The company recorded a loss of 480 million euros in the past quarter, it…

TUI Dreamliner

Supreme Court: TUI must bow to FNV in collective labor agreement battle

After a negative judgment by the subdistrict court, the court granted FNV's claim and ordered TUI to recognize FNV as a negotiating partner. The Supreme Court has ruled that the decision of the court, which stated that TUI was not…

France: air traffic control strike after final consultation

France: air traffic control strike after final consultation

No right to compensation, not even in the event of flight cancellation. The threat of a major strike at French air traffic control has passed. A final meeting between SNCTA, the largest air traffic controller union, and DGAC, France's civil aviation authority, resulted in…

airport Schiphol

Schiphol: a travel experience from snacks to taxis and autonomous buses

With the launch of real-time baggage information, the airport is taking a significant step forward in customer service and efficiency. This innovation makes it possible for returning travelers to know exactly… via the Schiphol App, website and the 150 information screens in the baggage halls…

KLM

Sustainability: KLM and Munckhof expand unique bus service

The expansion of this service by Munckhof is a positive development for travelers who want to use a free and more sustainable option for traveling to and from Schiphol. KLM is expanding its unique bus service for passengers, with…

Eindhoven Airport

Green light for growth: Eindhoven is preparing for millions of extra passengers

Eindhoven Airport will start expanding the terminal at the end of this year, including a baggage basement. Eindhoven Airport is undergoing a transformation that will significantly increase the capacity and sustainability of the airport. With a starting signal at the end of this year, the ambitious project…

Strike: aviation in knots as salary dispute escalates at Brussels Airlines

Strike: aviation in knots as salary dispute escalates at Brussels Airlines

The pilots of Brussels Airlines will stop work from March 23 to 27, a step that stems from a long-running conflict with management over salary cuts and workload. This action could potentially evolve into monthly strikes if their demands go unanswered…

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines tackles stereotypes and leads with female talent

At Brussels Airlines, two of the three board members are women (Dorothea von Boxberg as CEO and Nina Öwerdieck as CFO). In total, 9 in 20 top managers (45%) are women. At the heart of the aviation sector, where traditionally men have been in charge…

Brussels Airlines rises above expectations and flies high with record results

Brussels Airlines rises above expectations and flies high with record results

Brussels Airlines has achieved an impressive financial turnaround in 2023, reporting an adjusted EBIT of 53 million euros. This result, an increase of 127 million euros compared to the previous year, marks an important turning point for the Belgian airline…

Schiphol Airport

Border controls enter a new era with Digital Travel Credential

From Montreal, KL672 landed at Schiphol with passengers who used Digital Travel Credential (DTC), which allowed them to be guided quickly and efficiently through border controls using 'Tap & Go'. The aviation industry is on the eve of a digital…

Clear way for equal employment conditions in air freight

Clear way for equal employment conditions in air freight

Air freight handling employers and FNV Aviation are taking the first step towards a sector collective labor agreement. The air cargo handling sector in the Netherlands is on the threshold of a significant transformation. Employers and unions have joined forces to create a uniform sector collective labor agreement, a move that...

Period of rest for local residents who experience nuisance from Eindhoven Airport

Period of rest for local residents who experience nuisance from Eindhoven Airport

Eindhoven Airport is closing, no passengers and no work for taxi drivers now that the defense wants to completely renovate the runway at Eindhoven Air Base. One of the important hubs for both commercial and military aviation in the south of the Netherlands,…

Ryanair tackles online travel agencies after flight removal

Ryanair tackles online travel agencies after flight removal

Ryanair hits back at online travel giants despite conflict and cancellations. Ryanair has cut its profit forecast for the year to the end of March from a previously estimated €2,05 billion to €1,95 billion. This adjustment is partly the result of higher fuel costs. In…

Pisa from Tuscan airport to European hub

Pisa from Tuscan airport to European hub

With a total investment of 80 million euros, the work, which will last at least two years, will be entrusted to the in-house company Toscana Costruzioni. The Italian Civil Aviation Authority, ENAC, recently approved the construction of a new terminal at Pisa Airport…

Snow and ice disrupt flight schedules at Schiphol

Snow and ice disrupt flight schedules at Schiphol

Travelers are advised to keep an eye on the status of their flight via the website. Due to the recent heavy snowfall and winter weather conditions in the Netherlands, air traffic has been significantly disrupted. Due to the winter weather conditions, KLM has made several…

Passenger peaks at Eindhoven Airport: a year of unprecedented growth

Passenger peaks at Eindhoven Airport: a year of unprecedented growth

Eindhoven Airport has reached an all-time high in 2023 by welcoming more than 6,8 million passengers, a record that illustrates both the airport's growth and the increasing popularity of its destinations. The year 2023 marked a remarkable milestone…

Incident at Haneda airport, Japan Airlines plane on fire

Incident at Haneda airport, Japan Airlines plane on fire

Flames on the runway, but all passengers safe after collision at Haneda. A dramatic incident has rocked Tokyo's Haneda Airport. A Japan Airlines passenger plane caught fire after colliding at the airport. Japanese broadcaster NHK brought…

Leak at KLM and Air France revealed: private data was up for grabs

Leak at KLM and Air France revealed: private data was up for grabs

Despite KLM's rapid response, the question remains whether the leak has been exploited before. KLM and Air France customers should be shocked because research shows that their private data, including telephone numbers, email addresses and sometimes passport details, may have been accessible to unauthorized persons.…

Government and aviation sector tackle troublemakers

Government and aviation sector tackle troublemakers

The collaboration is an important step in guaranteeing safety and comfort in aviation. The Dutch government and the sector have taken a significant step in the fight against disruptive passengers in aviation. A joint statement…

Transavia faced with penalty payments after night-time landings in Rotterdam

Transavia faced with penalty payments after night-time landings in Rotterdam

The airline has landed at Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTHA) several times after midnight without a valid reason. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) recently sent a strong signal to Transavia by imposing a penalty for multiple landings...

Lost suitcases often become a journey without a final destination

Lost suitcases often become a journey without a final destination

Causes range from damaged or lost labels, technical malfunctions, to human error, such as incorrectly entering airport codes.


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UK aviation sector is taking matters into its own hands with slot reform

UK aviation sector is taking matters into its own hands with slot reform

For decades, the British aviation industry was subject to European regulations that were not in the UK's interests. The UK aviation sector is on the cusp of a major change with the launch of a consultation on system reform…

Uslu chooses family business Corendon over state secretariat

Uslu chooses family business Corendon over state secretariat

State Secretary Gunay Uslu of Culture and Media is leaving the outgoing cabinet. Gunay Uslu, the current Secretary of State for Culture and Media for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, recently announced that she will be resigning from her position. Uslu, which is part…

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