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Mon, 13 June 2016

Swedish Pilot Strike Continues with Cancelled SAS Flights on Monday

Monday's flights operated by SAS with Swedish pilots have been cancelled due to a pilot strike.

The Swedish pilot union has turned down a second bid by the mediator, which SAS accepted.

 Flights, operated with Danish and Norwegian pilots, as well as with SAS partner airlines, are scheduled to operate as normal.

Monday's flight cancellations will affect 230 flights and 27,000 passengers.

The Swedish Pilot Union SPF called 400 members on short haul routes out on strike, effective Friday, 10 June 2016. The majority of the flights operated by SAS with Swedish pilots will be cancelled.

I sincerely apologize to all SAS-customers, Swedish Pilot Union have decided to continue their strike. This affects our passengers and we have done all thats in our power to avoid a continued strike, but we have unfortunately still been unable to come to an agreement. Our main priority now is to keep taking care of our customers and are working vigilantly to do everything we can to assist passengers affected, said Karin Nyman, Vice President Communications at SAS.

SAS is continuously updating its website with travel information and sending updates by SMS and email to passengers. It is also possible get updates through SAS in social media. SAS recommends that all passengers check the latest travel information before heading to the airport.

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