Sweden is now allowing SAS passengers from
overseas to clear customs and immigration at 10 upcountry airports
for flights connecting via Stockholm. The new service follows
successful trials in April and May.
Thanks to the new service, SAS
passengers no longer have to pick up their luggage in the
international terminal at Stockholm-Arlanda airport and transfer
it to the domestic terminal for upcountry flights.
airports that now offer customs and immigration clearance are
Gothenburg, Kalmar, Kiruna, Lulea, Malmo, Ronneby, Sundsvall / Harnosand,
Umea, Are / Ostersund, Angelholm / Helsingborg.
"SAS has worked
very closely with the Swedish authorities to make the travel
experience easier for our transiting passengers," said Mr Hakan
Olsson, Director and General Manager for SAS in Southeast Asia.
Only Skelleftea in the north of Sweden is exempt from the new
service due to a lack of customs facilities at the airport.
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