Strike Forces Air Cancelations in Sweden

Scandinavian Airlines' unit in Sweden canceled some 150 flights in Europe and Sweden on Sunday because of a strike by cabin staff.


STOCKHOLM, Sweden --

Scandinavian Airlines' unit in Sweden canceled some 150 flights in Europe and Sweden on Sunday because of a strike by cabin staff, the airline said.

The airline said more than 275 flights would be canceled Monday, affecting some 20,000 passengers.

The Swedish Salaried Employees' Union called the strike that includes 800 of its members when negotiations broke down Friday.

Talks between the union and management were expected to resume.

The strike does not affect intercontinental routes or connections between Stockholm and London City airport.

SAS Sweden says the strike would cost some 20 million kronor ($3 million) a day in lost ticket sales. The Swedish unit has 2,500 staff and flies 6 million passengers a year to more than 50 domestic and international destinations.

SAS, which also owns units in Denmark and Norway, said flights between those countries and other European destinations would not be affected.


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