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AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL AD HOC SLOT ALLOCATION TEMPORARILY CHANGED TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT SLOTS TO FREIGHTERS


Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday 17th March 2020: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s (AMS) slot procedure has changed after Airport Coordination Netherlands (ACNL) temporarily lifted the Local Rule 2 (LR2) due to the global COVID-19 outbreak.

The purpose of LR2 at AMS is to provide sufficient ad hoc capacity for full freighter airlines, but ACNL said in the current “exceptional circumstance” caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, LR2 works “counter-productively”.

Under LR2, the number of slots available for reallocation is limited, but the temporary lifting of the rule frees up freight operations.

“In these difficult times, it is important that we work together to ensure that the supply chain keeps moving,” said Bart Pouwels, Head of Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

“The lifting of LR2 will enable us to operate temporarily more ad hoc full-freighter flights at AMS, which is much needed to offset the current decline in belly capacity.”

Effective immediately, ACNL will not use LR2 for ad hoc slots to be allocated up to and including 6th June 2020.

In addition, slots which have been handed back to the slot coordinator by passenger carriers who are not using them, are to be offered to full freighter operators first on an ad hoc basis until 6th June 2020.

ACNL said that due to the proposed temporary 80/20 waiver, which required airlines to use 80% of their slots or risk losing them, it expects a large number of slots to be handed back.

With this decision ACNL is aiming to provide sufficient slots in line with the purpose of LR2 and so that the necessary freight capacity is maintained in the general interest for goods transported to/from the Netherlands.

For more information about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, follow the LinkedIn page or visit www.schiphol.nl/en/cargo

About Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Schiphol is Europe’s fourth largest air cargo hub, and welcomed 1.57 million tonnes of cargo in 2019.

Schiphol initiates and co-creates smart cargo solutions to help the airfreight community excel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. One such initiative is the Smart Cargo Mainport Program (SCMP) in which Schiphol, together with supply chain partners, aims to integrate data and digitalise the air cargo supply chain by optimising landside processes and launching new innovations.

Schiphol and its cargo community launched Pharma Gateway Amsterdam that offers a CEIV-certified, closed and transparent pharma airport process.

Schiphol, together with KLM Cargo and Royal FloraHolland, are the founding fathers of the Holland Flower Alliance. An initiative formed to optimise the logistics of the floricultural supply chain in East Africa and South America. The alliance focuses on the smooth transportation of flowers and plants from growers to wholesalers, and is dedicated to the pursuit of innovation and sustainability in the floral supply chain.

To find out more about initiatives by Schiphol Cargo follow our LinkedIn page or visit schiphol.com/cargo

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AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL AD-HOCSLOT ALLOCATION TEMPORARILY CHANGED TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT SLOTS TO FREIGHTERS

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday, 17th March 2020: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s (AMS) slot procedure has changed after Airport Coordination Netherlands (ACNL) temporarily lifted the Local Rule 2 (LR2) due to the global COVID-19 outbreak.

The purpose of LR2 at AMS is to provide sufficient ad hoc capacity for full freighter airlines, but ACNL said in the current “exceptional circumstance” caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, LR2 works “counter-productively”.

Under LR2, the number of slots available for reallocation is limited, but the temporary lifting of the rule frees up freight operations.

“In these difficult times, it is important that we work together to ensure that the supply chain keeps moving,” said Bart Pouwels, Head of Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

“The lifting of LR2 will enable us to operate temporarily more ad-hoc full-freighter flights at AMS, which is much needed to offset the current decline in belly capacity.”

Effective immediately, ACNL will not use LR2 for ad-hoc slots to be allocated up to and including 6th June 2020.

In addition, slots which have been handed back to the slot coordinator by passenger carriers who are not using them, are to be offered to full freighter operators first on an ad hoc basis until 6th June 2020.

ACNL said that due to the proposed temporary 80/20 waiver, which required airlines to use 80% of their slots or risk losing them, it expects a large number of slots to be handed back.

With this decision ACNL is aiming to provide sufficient slots in line with the purpose of LR2 and so that the necessary freight capacity is maintained in the general interest for goods transported to/from the Netherlands.

For more information about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, follow the LinkedIn page or visit schiphol.com/cargo

About Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Schiphol is Europe’s fourth largest air cargo hub, and welcomed 1.57 million tonnes of cargo in 2019.

Schiphol initiates and co-creates smart cargo solutions to help the airfreight community excel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. One such initiative is the Smart Cargo Mainport Program (SCMP) in which Schiphol, together with supply chain partners, aims to integrate data and digitalise the air cargo supply chain by optimising landside processes and launching new innovations.

Schiphol and its cargo community launched Pharma Gateway Amsterdam that offers a CEIV-certified, closed and transparent pharma airport process.

Schiphol, together with KLM Cargo and Royal FloraHolland, are the founding fathers of the Holland Flower Alliance. An initiative formed to optimise the logistics of the floricultural supply chain in East Africa and South America. The alliance focuses on the smooth transportation of flowers and plants from growers to wholesalers, and is dedicated to the pursuit of innovation and sustainability in the floral supply chain.

To find out more about initiatives by Schiphol Cargo follow our LinkedIn page or visit schiphol.com/cargo