Widerøe expresses concern over proposed tax legislation

    Widerøe CEO Stein Nilsen expressed (20-Nov-2019) concern regarding Norway‘s proposed public transport tax, as it “threatens the existence” of Norway‘s short haul aviation industry. Mr Nilsen stated Widerøe tickets will increase 30% if the proposed legislation is implemented and it will remove any ability to invest in environmentally friendly technology. Mr Nilsen stated the legislation will delay advancements in electric aviation and eliminate public transport. [more – original PR – Norwegian]