Analysts have estimated the cost of the 11-day long strike of Norwegian Air’s pilots was around 500 million crowns ($61 million). They also state that the dispute was settled with favourable conditions for the airline – although it provided pilots with some job security, it also limited employees’ bargaining power, particularly for future crew hired outside Scandinavia. Norwegian Air created subsidiaries to give Scandinavian pilots job security for nearly three years, but there was no collective agreement with the parent company, which should clear the way for the carrier to continue with its international expansion plans.

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