JetBlue has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to ban Dutch flag carrier KLM from John F. Kennedy International Airport over a controversial flight cap in the Netherlands. The Dutch government is moving to cap the number of flights next year at Amsterdam-Schiphol, Europe’s busiest airport by aircraft movements. JetBlue claims the flight cap would violate the US-EU Air Transport Agreement and the ban would be a “proportional countermeasure.”
Several airlines, including KLM and Delta, have opposed the plan to limit Schiphol to only 452,500 flights per year. The Dutch government has also moved to ban private jets and late-night flights in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and noise pollution, according to Simple Flying.
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