The Moderates are likely to do a u-turn on the controversial aviation tax, which was introduced in April. The party has previously said that it would abolish the tax in January 2019 if it won the election in autumn 2018.
A party source has now said to Dagens Industri (DI) that, “It would surprise me a great deal if we abolished it.” The source says that removing the tax would occupy space in the budget and it could be a badly chosen battle when the party is trying to boost its credibility on climate issues.
Meanwhile, DI also reports that the airline Nextjet is declaring bankruptcy, which could hit smaller airports in Sweden hard. Several smaller airports are dependent on Nextjet’s routes and the company has large debts with the airports.
The municipal airport Höga Kusten Airport now has no route to Stockholm, which was its only destination. The closure hits many commuters hard.
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