More SAS flight cancellations for Monday, Tuesday due to pilot strike

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Scandinavian airline SAS has canceled a further 1,213 flights for Monday and Tuesday after pilots began their strike on Friday. Mediators say there are no signs of fresh negotiations and differences remains wide.

See the full SAS statement here

SAS, the joint flag carrier of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, said a further 110,000 passengers would be affected by the cancellations on Monday and Tuesday after a pilot strike left 170,000 travelers stranded on the weekend.

Unions representing some 1,500 striking pilots say they want compensation for wage cuts and other concessions made in 2012, when SAS nearly collapsed, as well as more predictable working hours with less fatigue.

SAS, part-owned by Sweden and Denmark, warned that agreeing to the pilots’ demands would seriously damage the airline’s recovery prospects.

The Danish lender Sydbank predicted that the strike was likely to cost SAS €8-11 million per day.

Via The Local Norway

 

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