Netherlands

Travel bans in Netherlands, KLM halts all long-haul flight

As Dutch government imposes stricter COVID-19 rules, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines halts all of its long-haul flights to the Netherlands beginning January 22, 2021....


Greenpeace demand to stop KLM bailout dismissed

A court in the Hague rejected Greenpeace's claim to impose stronger environmental conditions on state-supported KLM Royal Dutch Airlines....


MH17 trial: Russian suspect denies any involvement

Oleg Pulatov, one of the four suspects tried in absentia by the Netherlands for the murder of 298 passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, addressed Schiphol court in a video. The former Lieutenant colonel in the Russian Armed Forces said he had seen no sign of the type of missile allegedly used to bring down the aircraft....


Dutch government freezes €3.4 billion aid to KLM

The government of Netherlands froze €3.4 billion-worth of financial aid to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM), after the trade unions of the airline refused to sign a five-year agreement related to stricter terms of pilot wage cuts....


Risk of explosion: Dutch F-35As must stay away from thunderstorms

Among several other deficiencies, the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), the Royal Dutch Air Force identified a defect on its F-35A fighter jets that could potentially lead to a fuel vapor explosion in case of a lightning strike....


Greenpeace to sue Dutch government over KLM bailout

Greenpeace will take legal action against the Dutch government, accused of bailing out the airline KLM with 3.4 billion of state aid without any ecological counterpart....


Qatar Airways Cargo seeks new gateways through UK?

Qatar Airways Cargo has signed five-year contracts for cargo handling in Manchester and Birmingham airports in the UK....


Dutch government brings Russia to court over MH17 downing

The Dutch government announced that it would bring Russia before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) "for its role in the destruction of flight MH17". The flight had been shot down over Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 people....


Air France-KLM to receive €3.4 billion in Dutch aid

Two months after France decided to grant €7 billion to the airline group, the Netherlands comes to the rescue of Air France-KLM with €3.4 billion in state aid....


Netherlands entry into Air France-KLM judged unlawful

When the Dutch authorities upped their stake in Air France-KLM in February 2019, the decision raised many eyebrows. It was not only surprising but also unlawful, as a Dutch courts’ ruling now shows....