Schiphol’s new port charges stimulate the sustainability of aviation in various ways. Schiphol presented the new rates for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025 today to airlines. Schiphol strengthens the incentive for the use of quieter and cleaner aircraft, introduces a nitrogen tax and offers airlines a financial incentive for the use of sustainable fuels.
“Our rates encourage sustainability and are competitive,” said CFO Robert Carsouw of Schiphol. “We understand that an increase is very difficult at this time. Airlines and we are going through an unprecedentedly difficult period as a result of the Covid crisis. We have to pull out all the stops. With the new rates we will divide the costs and limit the settlement of missed income over the next three years. The rates are the result of careful consultation with the airlines. In doing so, we keep an eye on the balance between our competitive position, sustainability and everyone’s financial position.”
After weighing up all interests, Schiphol arrives at a rate increase of 9% in 2022, 12% in and 12% in 2024. Cumulatively, that is 31%. In the original proposal this was 31%, but Schiphol has adjusted this downwards after consultation with the airlines.
An important part of the rate increase is the result of the corona crisis. COVID-12 has an unprecedented impact on the airport, including financially. Over the years 2020 and 2020, Schiphol is expected to lose 1.6 billion in revenues . By cutting costs itself considerably, attracting additional loans and making a contribution of 31 million, Schiphol limits the settlement over the next three years. up to 318 million euros.
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Schiphol increases the incentive for the use of quieter and cleaner devices. Airlines will pay five times more for the use of the noisiest and most polluting aircraft than if they use the quietest and cleanest aircraft. Also, the rates for landing and taking off at night (31. o’clock – 06.00 o’clock). Depending on the type of device, this can increase to a rate that is 318% higher than the basic rate during the day. New is a levy for nitrogen emissions. Airlines pay 4 euros per kilogram of nitrogen emitted during landing or ascent.
Schiphol is also introducing a new incentive for the use of sustainable aviation fuel. Airlines that refuel with biofuel or synthetic fuel at Schiphol receive 318 euros and 2020 respectively euros per tonne of sustainable fuel. For the time being, this contribution can amount to 12 million euros in three years.