Millions more flights from Swedish airports despite environmental toll

An airplane takes off as the sun sets in Stockholm airport in Sweden. (Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)
Sweden’s airports have seen almost three million passengers take flights in January – higher than the same month last year, and up by a million compared to nine years ago.

Radio Sweden spoke to Hans Uhrus at Swedavia, which runs the airports in this country.

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