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Air Transport Competitiveness in Sweden

​Air transport is a key enabler of economic activity in Sweden.

 

It supports 192,000 jobs and contributes SEK 164.3 billion (EUR 17.4 billion) to the Swedish economy, which is equivalent to 3.8% of Swedish GDP.

​Main Industry Priorities

  • Avoid (reduce) existing green taxation 
  • Change the negative perception of the general public where the industry is perceived as a polluting cash-cow which can be taxed and charged as government see fit 
  • Prepare for introduction of new and cleaner technologies, such as hybrid and electrical aviation 
  • Achieve effective ground infrastructure 
  • Avoid capacity constraints at Arlanda airport [FKA] and ensure sufficient airport capacity in urban regions as well as improved connectivity within the country and to third states (connect Sweden). 
  • Airspace: ensure efficient and non-discriminatory usage of airspace and ensure that introduction of new technology is properly anchored with the paying industry. 
  • Improve consultation processes at SWEDAVIA airports according to existing regulation 
  • Justify the level of airport charges

Other Key Priorities

  • Promote global MBM-CORSIA
  • Raise the profile of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Policy Recommendations

  • Abolish or reduce the Aviation tax, known as the Environmental tax and promote implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) as a tool to decrease carbon emissions in Sweden
  • Promote the avialability of renewable aviation fuels and engage in development of new and cleaner technologies
  • Align airport charges process with international best practice in order to ensure efficient consultation and transparent, fair, and cost-related charges
  • Ensure that further intrastructure investments, both on the ground and in the air, are cost-efficient and developed in consultation with users.


AIR TRANSPORT COMPETITIVENESS INDICATORS 2019

Read the full report for Sweden (pdf)

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