Flying Finnish PM saves money on air fares


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  • Friday, 31 Mar 2017

Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila. -AFP filepic

HELSINKI: While celebrities like John Travolta and Tom Cruise are known for piloting their own planes, few world leaders fly themselves on state business, but Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipila is one.

A keen aviator and committed to austerity -- and saving taxpayers’ money -- Sipila occasionally pilots a private jet on his official travels -- and foots the bill himself to boot.

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