Sweden is making flying more expensive
It imposes added emissions fees on airlines flying to or from Sweden, amounting to SEK 60 per domestic and EU flights and up to SEK 400 on longer routes. The tax is seen by the country’s coalition government as a means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The government is counting on 450,000–600,000 fewer airline passengers per year in Sweden as a result of the tax, which it says should lead to about 2 percent less emissions. The tax proposal has raised fierce resistance from the aviation industry and local airlines in particular. Several airlines will be absorbing the tax without any effect on ticket prices. However, Sweden's biggest domestic airline SAS is going the other way by passing the costs onto travellers.
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