SAS reaches agreement with pilot unions

SAS Airbus A320
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SAS Scandinavian Airlines has reached a three-year agreement with the pilot unions from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The settlement marks the end of the pilot’s strike action, which started last Friday, April 26th.

The agreements between the two parties concern predictability of scheduling, job security and higher salaries.

The SAS Pilot Group, which represents about 95% of all SAS pilots, stated that more than 1400 pilots went on strike. Flights operated by subsidiary SAS Ireland and subcontractors of SAS (including i.e. Cityjet and Flybe) operated as normal despite the industrial action.

During the six days of strike, approximately 360,000 passengers have been affected by more than 4,000 canceled flights. SAS said in a statement that normal flights will resume as soon as possible. However, traffic disruption will likely continue during the following days.