Sweden: SAS strike continues Monday June 13


Sweden: SAS strike continues

77,000 passengers affected, SAS cancels hundreds of flights over pilot strike

Scandinavian airline SAS canceled 220 more flights as Swedish pilots continue striking after a new round of talks failed on Sunday. The walkout is costing SAS an estimated $1.2 million a day during the peak travel season.

Since Friday the airline’s troubles have affected some 50,000 passengers with a further 27,000 expected to be stranded on Monday.

The pilots’ is demanding a wage increase and better terms of employment. SAS said meeting the demands would hike its operating costs by 10 percent, five times more than the company can afford.