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Sweden introduces eco-friendly aviation tax

STOCKHOLM: Sweden introduced a new aviation tax on Sunday that will add an extra charge to all passenger flights from the country in a bid to lessen air travel's impact on the climate. "The objective of the tax is to minimise the carbon footprint of flights following a sharp increase in air travel," climate minister and Greens spokeswoman Isabella Lovin wrote in Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. All flights departing from Swedish airports will have an added charge of between 60 to 400 krona ($7 to $49, six to 39…