SAS will permanently lay off up to 5,000 employees – 1,300 in Norway

SAS plane landing hydraulicA SAS flight at a normal landing.
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SAS warns that the company will have to lay off up to 5,000 employees, as it will probably take several years to return to normal operations following the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to a stock exchange announcement, there are 1,900 full-time employees in Sweden, 1,300 in Norway, and 1,700 in Denmark.

– “Covid-19 has forced SAS to decide on a whole new reality that will have consequences not just in the coming months, but in the next few years,” says CEO Rickard Gustafson.

– “Our ambition is to continue to be the leading airline in Scandinavia and thus have a leading role in the Scandinavian infrastructure as a guarantor of national and international accessibility. In order to continue to fulfill this important social function, we must adjust our costs to the prevailing circumstances,” he continues.

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