Salaried Employees’ Union strike continues – air traffic also cancelled on Tuesday, May 29
Negotiations between the Swedish Salaried Employees’ Union/Scandinavian Cabin Crew Association and SAS/Swedish Air Transport Industry Employers’ Association have not yet led to an agreement. Accordingly, Scandinavian Airlines Sverige has been forced to also cancel its flights on Tuesday.
Today’s decision means that a total of 1,200 departures have been cancelled and 90,000 passengers have been affected by the strike by the Salaried Employees’ Union.
“Negotiations are now continuing in cooperation with mediators, and we are making every effort to reach an agreement,” says Anders Ehrling, President of Scandinavian Airlines Sverige. “However, a central requirement for us is that we are able to fly our customers where they want, when they want. We cannot accept demands that, for example, prevent people from flying home from their families on December 26,” concludes Anders Ehrling.
Extent of strike by the Salaried Employees’ Union
SAS Scandinavian Airlines comprises four companies; Scandinavian Airlines Sverige, Scandinavian Airlines Danmark, Scandinavian Airlines Norge and Scandinavian Airlines International. The strike among Scandinavian Airlines Sverige’s cabin employees only affects Scandinavian Airlines Sverige’s flights. The strike does not affect flights operated by the other airlines.
All of Scandinavian Airlines Sverige’s flights remain cancelled due to the strike by the Swedish Salaried Employees’ Union, except for the flights below:
· Stockholm – London City Airport
All of Scandinavian Airlines International’s direct flights to and from the US and Asia are operating as scheduled.
All flights operated by Scandinavian Airlines Danmark and Scandinavian Airlines Norge continue to be flown as scheduled, including to/from Sweden.
· Scandinavian Airlines Danmark’s flights between Copenhagen and Stockholm are identified by flight numbers beginning with 400
· Scandinavian Airlines Norge’s flights between Oslo and Stockholm are identified by flight numbers beginning with 800
· Scandinavian Airlines Danmark is operating all flights between Gothenburg and Copenhagen
· Scandinavian Airlines Danmark is operating all flights between Jönköping and Copenhagen
· Scandinavian Airlines Danmark is operating flights SK1631/SK1632 between Gothenburg and Frankfurt
Continuously updated information, and the rules for rebooking and refunds are available at http://www.sas.se.
For further information please contact:
Press Office, Scandinavian Airlines Sverige, tel: +46-8-797 33 30
Brief facts about Scandinavian Airlines Sverige, a subsidiary within the SAS Group:
Passengers per year: About 6 million
Take-offs/landings: 300 per day
Destinations: 44, from and within Sweden.