The VVD in the House of Representatives thinks that the number of flights to and from Schiphol must be able to rise above the limit of 500,000 flight movements per year.
“Delaying Lelystad Airport was a legitimate decision, but it does confront us with a choice “, says member of parliament Dijkstra. “A lock on aviation is not an option for the VVD, which is disastrous for our business climate, for the economy and it costs jobs.”
It was the intention that Lelystad Airport would take over part of the holiday flights from Schiphol. That plan was postponed because the flights would cause too much inconvenience for local residents. Plans are now being made to reduce the number of low flights that make more noise.
This afternoon, the House of Representatives debates on the distribution of air traffic over Schiphol and Lelystad. The parties are divided over the future of the airports.
VVD and CDA want the Lelystad government to take over holiday flights as soon as possible. D66 and ChristenUnie wonder whether this will ever be possible given the difficult distribution of airspace.
The residents 'organizations of the six Dutch airports, united in the National Residents' Council Aviation (LBBL), offer a manifest before the debate. MPs. They want a stop on growth and more tax on air tickets and kerosene.
The parliamentary debate can be followed live from about 4 pm on NPO Politiek