Sweden allows airlines to delay airport fee payment

09:14, April 23, 2010      

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The Swedish government Thursday said airlines could delay their airport fee payment for three months as a kind of support to the airlines during the flight ban period caused by Iceland's volcanic ash.

Enterprise Minister Maud Olofsson revealed this at a press conference in Stockholm as the cloud of volcanic ash continues to cover the sky of most of Sweden.

Airlines has to pay Swedish airport fee amounting to 250 million kronor (about 36 million U.S. dollars ) each month.

Olofsson said in 2009 companies was also given rights to delay their payment of tax for two months. Similarly if airline companies haven't used that right, they can use it now.

She also said Sweden will continue to coordinate with the European Union in how to help airlines, for example, to have a respite of fee payment for all the airports.

"This will relieve the pressure," said Olofsson.

Source: Xinhua


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