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SAS Strike, Pilot Strike |  The SAS strike could resume on Saturday

SAS Strike, Pilot Strike | The SAS strike could resume on Saturday

At midnight on Friday, a vote on a proposal for a contract between pilots and SAS will be ready. The result will be declared on Saturday.

If pilots’ unions vote no, 402 pilots could go on strike again. Unions in Norway, Sweden and Denmark must all vote yes to pass the proposal.

Nightmare month for SAS: More than 3,700 flights cancelled

– The four pilot associations started slightly differently, but they agreed that the end should be clear on the same date for all four. Trygway Berksland in Parat told NTB that it will be midnight on August 5, so the result will be ready by August 6.

After 15 days of strike action, the SAS and pilot unions agreed to a deal on Tuesday night, July 19. Now it is up to the pilot associations to decide whether to accept it.

Even if the SAS and the pilots’ negotiators had agreed on a settlement, it by no means guaranteed that the conflict was over.

Ole Knutsen at the Norwegian SAS Pilots Association confirmed to Nettavisen that the same number of pilots in Norway could go on strike again.

– For Sweden and Denmark, slightly different rules apply.

2.2 million passengers flew with Norwegian in July

Debt of more than NOK 55 billion

Airline SAS has total debt of 58 billion Swedish kroner, almost 56 billion Norwegian kroner, while liquidity is less than 8 billion.

In connection with SAS’s petition for bankruptcy protection in the United States, the company is disclosing information about the company’s finances, which must also be sent to the bankruptcy court in the United States.

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A Press release It was revealed on Wednesday that the company’s revenue between 1 November 2021 and 30 June 2022 was NOK 18.11 billion.

Debt NOK 55.8 billion.

SAS announced in early July that it would begin court proceedings in the United States to apply for bankruptcy protection, known as a Chapter 11 petition.

Widerøe profited from the SAS strike

On Wednesday, Widerøe presented its passenger statistics. For the airline, the SAS strike led to an addition to the coffers of NOK 15 to 20 million.

Compared to last year, Widerøe has grown by 40 percent. This can be seen in the context of restrictions during epidemics.

Widerøe was able to fill flights with 87 percent of passengers. This is called the cabin factor.

Widerøe profited greatly from the SAS strike