Additional traffic disruptions due to SAS pilot strike


SAS deeply regrets that its customers are being affected by the ongoing pilot strike that has led to delays and cancellations. As a result of the ongoing conflict, SAS will cancel additional departures on Wednesday, 1 May.

In total, about 47 000 travellers will be affected when SAS cancels 504 departures across Scandinavia on Wednesday 1 May. See the table below for information about all cancelled departures. In the meantime, SAS is doing everything it can to help travellers affected by the strike. SAS is striving to reach a solution as quickly as possible to prevent additional inconveniences for travellers. Negotiations between SAS and the pilots’ unions have not yet resumed.

I am deeply concerned that the pilot strike hasn’t been resolved and that it is continuing to affect our customers. The consequences are serious for all travellers, for society and also for all our employees who are working around the clock to help everyone. The demands made by the pilots’ unions entail significant cost increases for SAS that would threaten the company’s long-term competitiveness and consequently, the jobs of all SAS’ employees. SAS has clearly stated that we are prepared to continue negotiating and find a solution. The unions have not yet indicated that they are ready to release their ultimate demands and return to the negotiating table, which means that we remain in a deadlock”, says Rickard Gustafson, President & CEO of SAS.

Flights operated by SAS’ partners will not be affected by the strike. Travellers concerned that the strike could impact their travel plans may rebook or cancel their tickets free of charge until 5 May. More detailed information about rebooking and cancellation rules can be found on SAS’ website at

Date Cancelled departures No. of passengers
Friday, April 26 673 72 300
Saturday, April 27 329 33 912
Sunday, April 28 587 63 360
Monday, April 29 667 60 813
Tuesday, April 30 546 48 949
Wednesday, May 1 504 47 583



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