Sweden Giving Free Domestic Flights to Migrants to Avoid 'Long' Bus, Train Rides

The Swedish government is providing free domestic air travel to 'refugees' to spare them from discomfort on 'long' bus or train rides, according to reports.

At least four 'quota refugees' were invited by the Swedish Migration Agency to fly from Malmö to the capital city of Stockholm, a distance of less than 400 miles over the road.

Swedish news outlet Fria Tider filed an inquiry seeking further information about the transportation of migrants around the country and learned this week's flight was not the first.

"Government employees - including those at the Migration Agency - are not allowed to fly on duty if other means of transport are available. And if an employer pays for private air travel for an employee, the employee is subject to preferential taxation for it," Fria Tider reports.

"However, according to the Migration Agency, there is no obstacle to the Agency offering air travel to immigrants - without preferential taxation."

The Migration Agency said there is 'no possibility' of migrants being transported 'long distances' over land.

"For all municipalities to have the opportunity to receive, we need to use domestic flights when the distances are too great," the agency explained.

"In cases where the distance to the municipalities is reasonably short, bus transport, or other means of transport, is used."

Fria Tider asked if migrants typically fly business class and also if they have ever been treated to business class tickets.

"No, they fly economy class," the agency replied to the first question, while declining to answer the second.

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