SAS terminates 560 of its pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The terminations are part of the airline’s cost savings plan, writes SVT.
At the end of April, SAS announced that they would have to cut staff with 5,000 employees, ie almost half of the workforce. This applies to 1,300 employees in Norway, 1,900 in Sweden and 1,700 in Denmark.
Earlier this month, it was known that 350 cabin employees were affected by layoffs. According to the Swedish TV channel, the pilots are now being hit.
The company lets go of 560 pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
The reason is that the airline was hit hard by the Coronavirus crisis. Among other things, the number of departures from Swedish airports in May was reduced by 98 percent, compared with the same month last year.
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