Things are not looking good for Schiphol — and to make matters worse, it seems like they botched the current situation even more. 😬
To cope with the May break and summer crowds, Schiphol called for flights to be cancelled.
However, Frank Oostdam, chairman of the trade association of travel organizations ANVR, has now said that Schiphol was wrong to ask the airlines to cancel flights. 🛩
“The signs were there”
According to the ANVR, Schiphol should have anticipated the crowds sooner. Oostdam says there were signs of a busy summer period all the way back in January, says RTL Nieuws.
After two years of on-and-off lockdowns, the travel sector is eager to have customers again. Even more so, people are willing to spend money on long-missed travel plans.
However, the cancellation of flights at Schiphol is going to cause trouble for travel companies, Oostdam believes.
According to him, because Schiphol asked to cancel flights too hastily, travellers doubt whether they should book a holiday.
This has a knock-on effect for travel companies, as they can’t take full advantage of this travel boost due to passengers often missing their flights.
Travel companies will try to recover the damage caused by the problems at Schiphol. Despite the recent chaos, Oostdam has faith in Schiphol CEO Dick Benschop to solve the problems.
What do you think about the situation at Schiphol? Have you experienced it yourself recently? Tell us in the comments! 👇