BNL 30 JuN.08 – BARIN e-mail NEWS LETTER

A. The June BARIN General Assembly gave a mandate to start talks on setting up a European and National ADRA “Alternative Dispute Resolution for Aviation” ( Europese en Nationale Geschillen Commissie Luchtvaart). The Minister of Transport, Mr. C.Eurlings, reported on this topic to the Dutch Parliament, giving BARIN a leading role in establishing the ADRA in a self regulated manner…read more>> .

A BARIN-ADRA Steering Committee, consisting of Frank Allard, Niels van Antwerpen, Jochem Croon, Bram Gräber, and Coen Waasdorp will soon start the formal talks with the Consumer Association ( Consumenten Bond) with the objective to set up a self -regulated ADRA in The Netherlands, as a blueprint for an ADRA in all EU members states.For these talks the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) …..read more>> and the Association of Consumer Complaints Boards are available in a facilitating role…read more>>

B. On 1 July 2008 the Dutch Govermental Air Passenger Departure Tax (TKT TAX) levy by the Dutch airports will commence , below the listing of the countries the Air Passenger Tax amount of €11.25 is applicable for. For destinations in all other countries a taxation of €45.00 applies. Departing passengers from all Dutch airports, not being in transit, are taxed accordingly.

All EU countries (territory in Europe)
Non EU countries

Austria
Albania

Belgium
Algeria

Bulgaria
Belarus

Cyprus
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Czech Republic
Croatia

Denmark
Iceland

Estonia
Libya

Finland
Macedonia

France
Moldova

Germany
Montenegro

Great Britain
Morocco

Greece
Norway

Hungary
Russia, west of Ural

Ireland
Serbia

Italy
Switzerland

Latvia
Tunesia

Lithuania
Turkey

Luxembourg
Ukraine

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal, including the Azores and Madeira

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain,including the Canary Islands

Sweden

C. An evaluation of the existing ALL INCLUSIVE CODE on Travel Offerings is currently carried out by BARIN and ANVR in cooperation with the Advertising Code Authority and in consultation with Dutch Consumer Authority. New EU regulations on Unfair Trading Practices (Oneerlijke Handels Praktijken -OHP) will be taken into account.

D. Tomorrow 1 July representatives of the Workers Counsels of the home carriers KLM, Martinair and transavia.com will present a formal petition against the Ticket Tax to the Chairman of the Permanent Committees of Finance and Transport of the Dutch Parliament, expressing their concern.
Quote:
Dinsdag 1 juli 2008 Aanbieding petitie : 13:15 tot ca. 13:30 uur in de Statenpassage Den Haag,
26 juni 2008. Aan: De leden en plaatsvervangende leden van de vaste commissie voor Financiën vaste commissie voor Verkeer en Waterstaat Vergadering van Uw commissies op: dinsdag 1 juli 2008 van 13.15 tot ca. 13.30 uur
Agenda:
De voorzitter van de vaste commissie voor Financiën zal op bovenvermelde datum een petitie in ontvangst nemen uit handen van de ondernemingsraden van KLM, van Martinair en van Transavia over de over de vliegbelasting (zie bijlage, Fin0800361).
Namens de voorzitter nodig ik u uit hierbij aanwezig te zijn Lokatie: Statenpassage
Wnd. griffier : Mevr. D. Vente
unquote.

E. On the 1 July the District Court of Rotterdam verdict regarding the BARIN/SAOC and KLM objections filed against the NMA approval of the AAS ( Aviation -Non Aviation) Cost Allocation System, is to be expected.

F. On 3 July the BARIN Expedite Appeal Oral Pleadings against TKT. TAX will take place at the District Court in The Hague at 09.30 hours….read more>>

4 Press Review per 30 June 2008
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-IATA zegt: Basta!
-Schoon luchtruim – Ook vliegen heeft zijn prijs
-European Parliament reaches ETS agreement, includes non-EU airlines from 2012
-Vliegtaks en crisis kosten miljoenen – Schiphol groeit niet langer
-‘Balkenende-IV is verslaafd aan belastingen’
-MINDER KLACHTEN VAN MINDER MENSEN OVER SCHIPHOL IN 2007
-AIRLINES DISAPPOINTED WITH “PURELY POLITICAL APPROACH” TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE
-AF KLM, Cathay, SAS agree to cargo antitrust guilty pleas, criminal fines
-Halfjaarbericht LVNL naleving milieuregels schiphol: geen overschrijdingen
-A Step Forward On SES
-European airlines welcome European Commission’s proposal to speed up Single European Sky
-Europe Must Abandon ‘Tunnel-Vision’ On Emissions Trading
-Europese luchtvaart vanaf 2012 in emissiehandelsysteem
-Dure kerosine drijft luchtvaart in het nauw
-Hotelketen op Curaçao vergoedt vliegtaks
-European regulators examine online ads
-Invloed vliegtax op ticket zeer merkbaar
-Brandstofprijzen en vliegtoeslagen beïnvloeden vakantiegedrag
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