Airline strike hits thousands of passengers

Norway SAS Pilots Strike

Travellers in northern Europe face chaos after pilots went on strike at Scandinavian airline SAS.

Airports in Norway, Sweden and Denmark worst affected. Around 70% of the airline's flights set to be cancelled. That's likely to affect about 170,000 passengers over the weekend.

Unions called the strike after talks on wages and working conditions failed. They say air crew often end up working over seven straight weekends. Now they are warning pilots are ready for a prolonged stoppage.

Negotiators for the airline called the pilots' demands 'extreme'. They say they're already well paid at close to £7.5k a month on average. The company says meeting the pilots' demands would have "very negative consequences".

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