Schiphol no longer has the appearance that the airport is dancing to the pipes of KLM. The Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) came to that conclusion, the regulator announced on Friday.
In 2017, the competition watchdog investigated the relationship between the airport and its largest customer, to see if other carriers were limited in their growth. Schiphol and KLM held regular consultations about the airport's plans at the time.
Following the investigation, the two agreed not to discuss the growth opportunities of other companies together. The ACM has checked that. "KLM and Schiphol adhere to the commitments to no longer have contact with each other about the growth opportunities of other airlines at Schiphol," said the ACM.
According to the regulator, this is a first interim check. "Other airlines are experiencing a more open attitude at Schiphol."