Aviation is of great significance to the Netherlands. Airports directly and indirectly stimulate regional economies as well as the national economy. Schiphol, near Amsterdam, is one of Europe’s largest airports. It connects the Netherlands to the global economy and is a major tourist hub.

Together with the aviation sector, the cabinet has drawn up an aviation policy that consists of three pillars: competing, accommodating and excelling. The aim of the White Paper on Aviation is the further development of network quality in combination with realising a competitive and sustainable aviation sector.