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Fri, 26 April 2019

Pilot Strike Causes Major Disruption for SAS Passengers

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 passengers.

Flights operated by SAS Ireland and airlines that are subcontractors of SAS are not be affected by the strike.

SAS Airbus A320 reg: OY-KAW at Heathrow. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The strike follows SPFs rejection of the mediator proposals for agreements. Negotiations have been held since March with the support of external mediators in the final stages.

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 FlySAS website.

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