Emissions reduction

Dutch government issues world-first cap on flights from European hub

By Climate Home News
June 2022

Efforts to accelerate the decarbonisation of the aviation sector are increasingly taking place, even from air travel emission hubs: airports. 

The Dutch government introduced in June 2022 a world-first cap on flights from a European hub by limiting the number of flights to and from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to 500,000 per year. The move will start its implementation at the end of 2023 and aims to reduce emissions from aviation and combat climate change. The cap includes both passenger and cargo flights, and it will be reviewed every five years to assess its effectiveness. The Dutch government hopes that other European countries will follow their lead and introduce similar measures to reduce emissions from aviation. 

By reducing their business flying, companies can benefit from not being affected by airport restrictions, contributing to making aviation more sustainable, ensuring their resilience in the climate crisis and innovating in ways to connect and carry out their business activity without having to jump on a plane.


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