The 7-day pilot strike at SAS Airlines has ended after late night talks saw the company and unions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden reach agreements on Thursday.
The strike disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of passengers both in and outside of Sweden. SAS says “customers soon will be flying again” but warned travelers to expect delays in the coming days.
The 3-year agreement contains a 3.5 percent salary increase for pilots as well as flexibility on scheduling.
Pilots from Denmark, Sweden and Norway walked out on April 26, after talks broke down with the airline. It’s estimated the strike cost SAS about SEK 60 to 80 million a day.
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