Scandinavian airline SAS have been forced to cancel 673 flights on Friday affecting 72,000 passengers globally, as pilots in Norway, Denmark and Sweden went on strike.
Negotiations which started last month broke down over pay and working schedules, SAS said they are “deeply regretful” over the negative impact on passengers.
Passengers flying with SAS partners will not be affected but, most European domestic and long-haul flights are now cancelled.
The airline said they wanted to “reach an agreement to the end the strike as soon as possible.” They further warned should pilots demands were met then it would have “very negative consequences” for Scandinavian airlines.
The company said in a statement, “Many SAS pilots have no control over when and how long they have to work. In a worst case scenario, they risk having to work seven weekends in a row.”