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Wed, 15 June 2016

Swedish SAS Pilots to Resume Work as Strike Ends

Negotiations between SAS and the Swedish pilot union (SPF) have concluded with the two parties agreeing on a new collective bargaining agreement.

All SAS flights in Sweden are now scheduled to resume as soon as possible.

SAS has been in negotiations with SPF since the middle of April. After a pilot strike that commenced on Friday, the parties have finally reached an agreement and the strike has been called off.

 The pilots will now resume work and air traffic is expected to normalize over the next few days.

"It has been a difficult process and we are relieved that the strike is called off and that our customers can take their flights as planned. I deeply regret that so many customers have been affected by this strike," said Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SAS.

The strike resulted in about 1,000 cancelled flights and a total of 100,000 passengers affected by the disrupted traffic. SAS said it was too early to calculate the financial cost that the strikes have caused.

The new agreement between SAS and SPF is effective from 1 April 2016 and is valid for one year.

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