AMS Schiphol airport has announced today that they will lower their tariffs by 11.6% per April 1, 2016 after their 7% cut this year. The move is partly a result of the above estimate growth in passenger traffic and partly to remain competitive against airports in the Near- and Middle East. Large volume users such as AF/KL and Easyjet are expected to benefit most of this cut.
It would help counter the supposed subsidies of the ME3 and increase profits or lower ticket prices.
Should others follow this example? Would this move make it even more attractive for British travellers to fly through a hub like AMS on the continent?
Normally I’d agree Openfly, but this time I think they will. Lower fuel costs are already narrowing the advantage the ME3 have and improving the Legacy’s margins so this cut will press the advantage they have a little further.