Airline KLM is not satisfied with an additional restriction for night flights that has been included in the cabinet's final aviation memorandum.

Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water Management) wants significantly fewer flights to take place at night, and these should not be postponed to early morning or late evening.

KLM fears for its own revenue model because of the latter requirement.

In the note, published Friday, the government sets out its plans for the sector over the next three decades.

The basic principle is that aviation will no longer naturally have room for further growth, but must earn it by reducing environmental pollution and nuisance.

This also includes a reduction in night flights.

With that in mind, the cabinet demanded from KLM this summer, as a condition for the 3.4 billion euros in emergency aid, that the number of nightly flights to and from Schiphol falls significantly.

Ultimately, it should be 25,000 per year, against the currently permitted maximum of 32,000.

KLM, ailing due to the corona crisis, promised, but wanted to be able to move night flights to the daytime.

The hours between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. are considered night.

The final version of the aviation bill now shows that the shifted night flights may not take place one hour before or after that night period.

KLM wants to continue flying early in the morning or late at night.

In a response to the aviation bill, the company states that the initial restrictions would already cause "considerable economic damage".

According to the airline, the requirement not to fly extra in the early or late hours even affects the "core of the business models".

Reaching the maximum number of flight movements still seems like a future for KLM.

Due to the revival of the corona virus, the airline in Europe only carries out 40 percent of the originally planned flights.

Intercontinental this is 50 to 60 percent.