The purpose of Local Rule 2 (LR2) at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is to provide sufficient ad hoc capacity for full freight airlines. In the current exceptional circumstance due to the COVID-19 outbreak LR2 works contra-productive. Under LR2 the number of slots available for reallocation is limited and the way of reallocation is inflexible.
Since the Outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis ACNL had seen a significant reduction of the waitlist. In the past two weeks the number of slots that were handed back have exceeded the actual waitlist demands by far.
Given the actual wide availability of slots consequentially effective immediately, ACNL will suspend LR2 for the remainder S20 season.
Slots that have been returned to the pool will be offered shortly based on the regular priorities of the remaining S20 AMS waitlist. Hereafter there will be sufficient (day)slots available for the remainder S20.
Slot requests will be handled on a first come first serve basis respecting the parameters of the capacity declaration, including those for the night. Because of the COVID-19 waiver allocation is on ad-hoc basis and is not eligible for historic rights.