Denmark to perk from Sweden’s air tax

The new aviation tax imposed by Sweden, as part of reducing the carbon footprint, could benefit air traffic in Denmark.

The added charges for the flights include 60 to 400 kronas ($7 to $49), with regards to the length of the flight. Meanwhile, babies in arms, flight crew and long-haul passengers were exempted from the tax.

According to a share analyst from Denmark, a favourable rerouting of airlines to their airspace will give a better network and options for flights in and out of the country, which may benefit the economy.

“The charges eventually would hit the airline’s pocket more than the budget travellers,” said Jacob Pedersen, shares analyst, Danish bank Sydbank. Also, the centre-right government of Denmark has no plans to introduce any additional aviation tax from the public.