SAS strike: Thousands of passengers to be hit by weekend flight cancellations

A total of 670 flights were cancelled on Friday, affecting 72,000 passengers’ travel plans, SAS said. By Friday afternoon, the cancellations announced for Saturday were set to affect 34,000 more people.

Around 70 percent of all SAS flights are affected during the strike, meaning most domestic flights have been cancelled, as well as many European and long-haul flights. More than 1,400 pilots walked out on Friday, according to the SAS Pilot Group, including 372 in Denmark, 545 in Norway and 492 in Sweden.

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