SAS cancels hundreds of flights due to strike action

SAS Airbus A319
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SAS Scandinavian Airlines has cancelled hundreds of flights on Friday due to a strike action of the pilot unions in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

The Scandinavian carrier said in a statement that more than 670 flights will be cancelled, including most domestic and European flights. Furthermore, all long-haul flights have been cancelled. More than 72,000 passengers will be affected by the strike action, according to the airline.

The SAS Pilot Group stated that 1409 pilots will go on strike on Friday. The pilot union represents approximately 95% of all SAS pilots.

Flights operated by SAS Ireland and subcontractors of SAS (e.g. Cityjet or Flybe) will not be affected by the strike, which make up approximately 30% of all departures.

SAS announced that it offers a voluntary rebooking for passengers who are being worried about their travel arrangements being affected by the pilot strike. Passengers traveling with SAS on Friday are advised to check their flight status.