Multinational airline Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has been forced to cancel a 1.2 thousand flights at airports in Sweden, Denmark and Norway on April 29-30 due to pilots ‘ strike, reports the Associated Press.
Pilots strike continues for four days. It participates not a full staff of pilots and some of them. The protest violated the schedule of domestic flights in all three countries, as well as international flights from these countries.
Plans about 110 thousand passengers will be disrupted by the strikes on April 29 and 30, the Agency said.
Since March, the SAS Pilot Union Group, representing 95% of the pilots, the company is negotiating with the company about the increase in wages. The next strike caused by the failure of these negotiations.
SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson called for pilots to return to the negotiating table, ending the strike.
According to experts, the strike by pilots is costing SAS 60 to 80 million Swedish kronor (us$6.3-8.4 million).