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Arlanda may become important hub for flights to USA

Published tisdag 3 februari 2015 kl 14.07
Arlanda airport. Photo: SVT Bild
Arlanda airport. Photo: SVT Bild

The Arlanda airport outside Stockholm may become the second airport in Europe to have American border control and the airport is hoping that will help make it an important hub for flight to and from the USA.

Sweden's government has decided to investigate the possibility, according to a press release from the airport's owner Swedavia and the Ministry of Enterprise.

"The introduction of pre-clearance would save time and money for both Swedish and American businesses," Social Democrat Minister of Enterprise Mikael Damberg wrote in the press release.

A so-called pre-clearance would make flights to the USA easier and Arlanda hopes they would also be able to offer quicker flights to the USA.

If Swedevia receives clearance, which is required from both Swedish and American authorities, it is expected to take two years to begin operations.

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