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BARIN, the industry association for airlines undertaking business in
The Netherlands, is one of the larger BAR’s in Europe,
with 50 airlines in membership.

BARIN Objectives:

  • To encourage and promote, in The Netherlands and elsewhere, the interests of regular airlines engaged in the carriage of passengers and cargo to, from and within The Netherlands.

  • To represent the interests of the member airlines so that the best possible conditions for successful civil aviation in The Netherlands are created.

  • Our objectives are achieved by representing our members in dealings with many industry participants, including:

  • Politicians
  • Government Departments
  • Regulators
  • Airport Operators

    As you would expect of an industry association, most of our work is done behind the scenes, keeping our members up to date with industrial and governmental developments that may affect their ability to conduct business.


    The increasingly competitive environment in which airlines operate, combined with developments in anti-trust policies in Europe, in the US and in the rest of the world, urge BARIN towards firm vigilance at any time in their General Assembly meetings and other BARIN gatherings, whether bilateral or multilateral.

    Equal to their international colleague associations such as IATA and AEA; BARIN realizes the nature of these developments by covering themselves with multiple guarantees when topics of common interest are discussed

    Consequently BARIN does NOT engage itself in:
    • Matters concerning pricing policies and agency remunerations

    • Matters of any other commercial policies between its members and their distribution channels

    • Matters of commercial competition and debate between BARIN members

    • BARIN members or observers are to fully comply with these BARIN Provisions of Conduct, and are supposed to be aware that any discussion regarding such matters, or concerning any other competitively sensitive topics outside the scope of the meetings agenda, either on the floor or off, is strictly prohibited.

    BARIN also has links with other organisations which provide particular services for the airline community, such as but not limited to:
    • International Air Transport Association (IATA)

    • Association of European Airlines(AEA)

    • European Low Fares Airlines Association (ELFAA)

    • Boards of Airline Representatives World-Wide

    • Air Cargo Nederland - Sector Council Cargo Airlines (ACN)

    • Schiphol Airline Operators Committee (SAOC)

    • Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER)

    • Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW)

    • Consumentenbond - Consumer Association of the Netherlands

    • Authority for Consumers & Markets in The Netherlands (ACM)

    • European Commission (EC)

    Whilst all the Dutch based airlines belong to the BARIN, the majority of the members are foreign airlines, so the views emanating from the Trade Association reflect both the national- and the international nature of the civil aviation business.

    BARIN Structure

    The main bodies in the BARIN are the full Board, the Executive Board, and Steering Committees.

    The BARIN Members are the most senior person in the Netherlands for their companies in the case of foreign based airlines, and hold senior executive management positions in the case of the home based airlines.

    The Executive Board consists of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 9 members.

    BARIN Executive Board:
    • mr. Frank Allard, (Abcd Cy.), Chairman, portfolio Strategic Affairs, and Media Relations

    • mr. Harm Kreulen, (KL), Vice Chairman , portfolio B2B and B2C

    • mr. Joost Hasperhoven, (Him), Secretary General portfolio Association Management -Representation -Organization

    • mr. Coen Waasdorp, (CW Assoc.),Treasurer-Executive Secretary, portfolio Treasury, Executive Board Secretariat

    • mr. William Vet, (U2), Member, portfolio BOSc

    • mr. Jean Paul Drabbe, (EY), Member, portfolio AAS

    • mr. Gunther Hofman, (TFL), Member, portfolio BOSc

    The Executive Board Members are elected by the full Board at a BARIN General Assembly.
    Home carrier KLM, represented by the Managing Director of KLM Netherlands, has a permanent seat as Vice Chairman on the Executive Board.

    Click on Executive Board Members to see the members of the current BARIN Executive Board and BARIN Steering Committees.

    The general membership find it useful to refer to a Executive Board member’s particular interest in the Executive Board - and at General Assembly meetings, and to obtain an update on the latest developments in that area.

    BARIN Executive Office day to day running responsibilities are assigned to Abcd Company B.V.

    Full Membership
    This is available to any regular airline that undertakes business within The Netherlands, or is represented in The Netherlands.

    Airlines who operate flights to, from, or within, The Netherlands are known as 'On Line' members, and those who have a representation - but do not operate to/from airports in The Netherlands, are known as 'Off Line' members. Both are referred to as 'Members' and enjoy the same rights and benefits.

    Membership Benefits
    • BARIN can ensure that members views and opinions are heard, which is beyond the scope of most members

    • BARIN can provide the time, commitment and expertise to respond to government and regulatory consultations that most members could not

    In addition to these two vital benefits, BARIN membership offers:
    • Entitlement to attend, and vote at, the General Assemblies (BGA)

    • Entitlement to place issues on the agenda at General Assemblies

    • Entitled to join the BARIN Collective Health and other Insurances

    • Entitlement to attend BARIN Informal Gathering (BIG), Educational- and Social Events

    • Representation of views in major consultation documents

    • Updates on current and major issues by the BARIN website and regular e-mails

    • Full time BARIN Executive Office - Secretariat which

      • responds fully to all relevant air transport consultations

      • attends and contributes to relevant Government industry forums, plus Consultative Committees meetings on behalf of Members

      • attends relevant meetings with regulators on behalf of Members

      • attends relevant Associates- Airport- and Airport Consultative Committees meetings

      • lobbies on behalf of Members

      • maintains and edits BARIN website, with a exclusive Members Only Section

      • publishes BARIN Newsletters and maintains contact with the Media

      • can be contacted for advice and membership services

      • Full listing on BARIN website and link to member's own website

      Preferred Supplier-ship

      An organisation that is linked to the scheduled airline industry may apply for the Preferred Supplier-ship. The nature and number of Preferred Suppliers is strictly limited, so applications are closely vetted and subject to approval by the Board.

      Benefits of preferred supplier ship

    • Listing, with logo, on BARIN website and link to own website

    • Entitlement to invitation to pre-selected BARIN Informal Gatherings

    • Optional opportunities at additional cost

    • Presenting to members at a General Assembly

    • Featuring their products in BARIN Newsletters

    • E-mailings to members via BARIN Secretariat

    • An invoice will be issued as soon as Preferred Supplier ship is approved. Subscription payments must be received and cleared before any application is confirmed.

      For Subscription please contact the BARIN Executive Office by email.

        PHOTO SLIDES IMPRESSIONS of some BARIN EVENTS, click on the photo arrow or double click on photo for larger size:

        2017 BARIN New Year Gathering at the HILTON Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with Special Guest-Keynote Speaker
        Frank Oostdam, Chairman and Managing Director of the ANVR

        2017 BARIN New Year Gathering 13 Jan.

        2016 BARIN Xmas Dinner in the "Mirror" Dining Room of the InterContinetal AMSTEL Hotel in Amsterdam on 12 December

        2016 BARIN Xmas Dinner Amstel Hotel

        Low Flight Aviation Open 9 June 2016 at "The International" Amsterdam Airport golf club hosted by BARIN, LVNL, and NVLS.

        2016 Low Flight Aviation Open 9 June

        2016 BARIN New Year Gathering at the brand new HILTON Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
        with Special Guest-Keynote Speaker Pieter Elbers President and CEO KLM,
        and Special Guest mrs. Sharon Dijksma State Secretary Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment

        2016 BARIN New Year Gathering

        2015 BARIN X-mas Dinner in the Dining Room of the HILTON Hotel in Amsterdam on 15 December

        2015 BARIN Xmas Dinner Hilton Amsterdam

        Low Flight Aviation Open 8 June 2015 at "The International" Amsterdam Airport golf club hosted by BARIN, LVNL, and NVLS.


        2015 BARIN New Year Gathering HILTON Schiphol with Special Guest-Keynote Speaker
        Martijn van der Zee Corporate Innovator of the Year 2014

        2014 BARIN X-mas Dinner in the Dining Room of the Hotel De l'Europe in Amsterdam on 8 December

        Low Flight Aviation Open 16 May 2014 at "The International" Amsterdam Airport golf club hosted by BARIN, LVNL, and NVLS.

        2014 BARIN New Year Gathering HILTON Schiphol with Special Guest-Keynote Speaker
        the CEO of Association of European Airlines AEA mr. Athar Husain Khan

        2013 BARIN Xmas Dinner in the "Mirror" Dining Room of the InterContinetal AMSTEL Hotel in Amsterdam on 9 December

        Low Flight Aviation Open 17 May 2013 at "The International" Amsterdam Airport golf club hosted by BARIN, LVNL, and NVLS.

        2013 BARIN New Year Gathering HILTON Schiphol with Special Guest-Keynote Speaker State Secretary for Infrastructure
        and Environment mrs. Wilma Mansveld

        2012 BARIN Xmas Dinner Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam with Special Guest-Keynote Speaker Dutch Astronaut Andre Kuipers

        2012 BARIN New Year Gathering HILTON Schiphol with Special Guest- and Keynote Speaker Paul Riemens, President of CANSO,
        and CEO Air Traffic Control the Netherlands - LVNL.

        2011 BARIN Xmas Dinner Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam with Special Guest Father Xmas and his Elf

        2011 BARIN New Year Gathering HILTON Schiphol with Award Ceremony BARIN Honorary Membership
        bestowed on Serge Adamowicz and parting BARIN Vice Chairman-Keynotespeaker Bram Gräber

        2010 BARIN Xmas Dinner by Splashbus from Rotterdam-The Hague Airport to and on the ss "Rotterdam"

        2010 BARIN New Year Gathering HILTON Schiphol with Special Guest-Keynote Speaker Minister of Transport mr. Camiel Eurlings

        2009 BARIN New Year Gathering HILTON Schiphol with Farewell to Gerlach Cerfontaine retired President & CEO of the Schiphol Group, Congratulations for KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman on the 90th anniversary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,
        and Maiden Speech by the new President & CEO of the Schiphol Group Jos Nijhuis

        .... and just one more out of many Memorable BARIN Events: BARIN Sail IJsselmeer 2001


        Thank you very much Martinair, Maastricht Aachen Airport, Eurocontrol, City of Maastricht, and Chateau Neercanne
        for a wonderful day on 28 March at the BARIN Annual Social Event 2007
        "Flying Visit to Maastricht"

        Thank you very much Tourist Board Haarlem-Zandvoort-Bloemendaal Region, windmill "De Adriaan", "JOPEN" bier, Canal Cruises Woltheus, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlemse Bloemenmeisjes, and Grand Hotel Frans Hals
        for a wonderful afternoon on 30 May, hosting the BARIN General Assembly in the historic windmill
        and showing us some treasures of the City of Haarlem.

        Thank you Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
        for hosting our BARIN General Assembly
        in September and showing us your
        beautifull garden with a gallery
        of historic ceramic, the Royal Delft
        museum, and the demonstration of
        handpainting of Delft Blew pottery
        in the factory where all handpainted
        products are made

        Thank you NS HiSpeed for the exclusive well catered privat
        BARIN Express trainride to and from Lelystad.
        We very much appreciated the educating and delicious hospitality
        of Lelystad Airport and Martinair Flight Academy offered during
        our November BGA at Lelystad Airport and Aviodrome.

        Thank you very much NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky,
        transavia.com, and Schiphol Airport

        for 3rd time hosting and sponsoring of
        the BARIN Xmas Dinner, this time
        on 12 December in the beautiful
        "Wintertuin", where we respectively
        enjoyed an exquisit Xmas- and
        50th Birthday Dinner, received
        a sparkling bottle of champagne,
        and a delicious birthday "taart",
        to take home for the festive season...

        ..and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
        for the precious birthday gift...

        ..and For Sale Amsterdam for the design of the new BARIN logo,
        launched during the Xmas & 50th Anniversary Dinner on 12 December.