Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has said that because
"international air travel is essentially non-existent", it has
decided to temporarily halt most of its traffic starting Monday,
The suspension of flights will continue "until
there are yet again conditions to conduct commercial aviation",
the airline said.
In the coming weeks, SAS will continue to operate
the following routes and destinations with limited service:
routes with few exceptions;
Routes between the Scandinavian capitals as well as Copenhagen to
Bergen, Gothenburg and Stavanger;
Routes to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London
Heathrow, Manchester, Paris, Reykjavik, Zurich, Alicante, Las
Palmas, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Nice and Athens;
York, Copenhagen-Chicago and Stockholm-New York; and
For the time being and to a limited extent, SAS
will also serve other destinations in Finland, Germany,
Switzerland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.
The airline has also decided to temporarily layoff
up to 10,000 employees, the equivalent of about 90% of its total
SAS, a member of Star Alliance, normally connects
three main hubs - Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm - with over 125
destinations in Europe, the US and Asia.