Scandinavian airline SAS has stopped its more than 1,200 flights which were slated for Monday and Tuesday due to a pilot strike that has disturbed hundreds of thousands of passengers’ travel plans and the strike still continues. Scandinavian airline pilots have started the strike on Friday and it is because of the salary discussions broke down and this has grounded almost 70 percent of the company’s flights and has impacted around 280,000 passengers which include the recent cancellations number as well.
As per the statement from the airline, the company is intensely regretted about the customers that are impacted by the continuing pilot strike. The company added that the strike will impact an added 61,000 travelers on Monday due to the cancellation of 667 flights across Scandinavia, whereas on Tuesday almost 49,000 passengers will be impacted because of 546 canceled flights. The block in the disagreement indicates no sign of being cracked early on Sunday with both the company’s Danish and Swedish pilots unions and as per Norway’s employer association, no improved exchanges among the parties had been started.
The carrier has formed after World War 2, which is partly possessed by the Danish and Swedish governments. The company has stated that it was set to come back to discussions but it has cautioned that agreeing to the Flyers’ demands would extremely harm the company. The airline industry’s employer body in Sweden stated that the pilots required a 13 percent salary hike in spite of what it called previously high average pays of about $9,777 a month, demands it categorized as extreme. The Scandinavian airline Pilot Group which is a merger body represents 95 percent of the company’s pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark have stated that the disagreement fears more than pays, aiming to loads for more foreseeable working hours. Having played with liquidation in 2012, the Scandinavian airline has tracked a net profit in each of the past four years. But increasing fuel prices, overcapacity, and volatile currencies among European airlines have put weights on transporters, including SAS.