SAS Cancels Hundreds of Flights After Pilots Strike

By Anna Breuer on 26 April 2019
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DSC_0242Pilots at SAS went on strike Friday after talks over higher wages broke down.

The Scandinavian carrier cancelled close to 70% of its flying schedule for Friday and Saturday, stranding as many as 170,000 passengers. Flights operated by SAS partners, which account for 30% of departing flights, were not affected by the job action, the airline said.

“As a consequence of the strike, domestic, European and long-haul flights have been canceled, and thousands of travelers will be affected,” the carrier said in a statement.

SAS is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

A total of 1,409 pilots out of the airline’s 1,500 went on strike.

“Flight delays and cancellations can be frustrating and have a big impact on your travel plans – and we apologize for this,” the airline said on its website.

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