Scandinavian governments asked to pay tsunami air bridge

Scandinavian airlines, SAS, has sent a SEK 28 million invoice to the governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden for the costs incurred by SAS during the evacuation of injured Scandinavians from Thailand, writes the Swedish news agency TT.
     The Scandinavian governments are major shareholders in SAS.
     Some Swedish charter operators have began discussions with the Foreign Ministry in Stockholm about their claims as well.
     Apollo alone spent around SEK 35 million, according to TT, and the overall charter airlines’ expenses is expected to land at SEK 200 million.

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