Members of the Scandinavian pilot unions in SAS
Scandinavia are on strike causing massive disruption to the Star
Alliance member airline.
In addition to the 205 domestic, European
and long-haul flights canceled on Thursday, 673 flights will be
canceled on Friday affecting over 72,000 e canceled on Friday, affecting tens of thousands of
Flights operated by SAS Ireland and airlines
that are subcontractors of SAS are not be affected by the strike.
The strike follows SPF’s rejection of the
mediator proposals for agreements. Negotiations have been held
since March with the support of external mediators in the final
Karin Nyman, Director of Communications at SAS,
said, “It is deeply regretful that the pilots strike will have a
negative impact on our customers. SAS is prepared to continue to
negotiate, but if the requirements were to be met, they would have
very negative consequences for the company. Nonetheless, the pilot
union have chosen conflict. Our first priority now is to take care
of our passengers and at this moment in time, all SAS employees
are doing everything they can to help customers affected.”
Customers who have a flight booked, are advised
to check if their flight is impacted by the strike on the
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