As of 1 January 2014 the King’s budget no longer covers private flights. This will save a total of nearly €300,000 on a structural basis.

The budget for 2014 stipulates that Princess Beatrix, as the only other member of the Royal House to have been monarch, may use the government aircraft, or military or chartered aircraft, for efficiency, security or privacy reasons. All flights made by the King and his spouse are presumed to be in the public interest.

Of the total number of flights made by the King and Queen in 2014, 56% were on scheduled commercial flights, while a further 28% were made with the Dutch government aircraft PH-KBX. The remaining flights, representing 16% of the total, were made with aircraft belonging to the Ministry of Defence or chartered aircraft.