It seems that Scandinavian Airlines pilots have walked out on strike – impacting the operation of the network today (26th April).
With pilots going out on strike, at least 670 flights have been cancelled across their network. Flights operated by SAS Ireland and other partners (around 30% of the airline’s operations) will continue to operate.
Around 72,000 passengers will be impacted.
Customers who have a flight booked, are advised to check if their flight is impacted by the strike at www.flysas.com/en/disruptions. SMS updates will also be sent to customers as well
Karin Nyman, Director of Communications at SAS states:
“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,”
Strike actions are never pleasant – least of all for the passenger caught in the middle of the hot mess.
In this case, the only thing you can do is rebook your flight (at www.flysas.com/en/disruptions) and hope the action isn’t extended too long as the airline and unions attempt to sort out the situation.
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