The government will pay out 67 million SEK to make up for a drop in passengers airports in the north of Sweden have experienced.
At the same time, a brand-new airport has just opened in the ski resort of Sälen – but not everyone is happy about the new development.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Taxing carbon in Canada’s diesel-dependent North, CBC News
Finland: Should Finland adopt a flight tax to reduce emissions?, Yle News
Iceland: Iceland to restrict heavy fuel oil use in territorial waters, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Norway considers size limitation on passenger ships sailing to Svalbard, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Arctic flights save time, but fuel climate change, Cryopolitics Blog
Sweden: Sweden: Comparing emissions taxes for planes and cars, Radio Sweden
United States: Environmental groups call for global moratorium on ‘emissions cheat’ systems on ships, Eye on the Arctic