Scandanavian Airlines forced to cancel flights

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood April 29, 2019 14:16

Scandanavian Airlines forced to cancel flights

Scandanavian Airlines will be forced to cancel a further 1,213 flights this week following Swedish, Norwegian and Danish pilots’ unions decision to strike on Friday.

The cancellations last week left 170,000 travelers stranded over the weekend.

Mediators say there are no signs of fresh negotiations and differences remains wide.

Meanwhile, the airline has stated it is working “to reach a solution as quickly as possible.”

Domestic, European and long-haul flights were affected last week, with only flights operated by SAS Ireland and airlines which were subcontractors of SAS not be affected by the strike.

The strike followed a lack of success in reaching an agreement between the parties. Negotiations have been held in all three countries since March and with the support of external mediators in the final stages.

“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 associations 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,” said Karin Nyman, director of communications at SAS.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood April 29, 2019 14:16