Sweden’s government this week said that it plans to change the way takeoff and landing fees at Stockholm’s Arlanda and Gothenburg’s Landvetter airports are calculated.
The costs will be based on each plane’s emissions, rewarding flights with less climate impact and charging high polluters more.
The aim of the plan is to incentivise airline companies to use more biofuels and to upgrade their fleets to include new, more fuel-efficient models. It’s been estimated that before the pandemic, flights taken by Swedes generated the same levels of carbon emissions as all the country’s cars combined. The government is still fine-tuning the system, which is due to come into force in July.