Due to a pilot strike, Scandinavian Airlines cancels 1,700 flights.
According to SAS, 4% of all scheduled flights for September and October were canceled, according to SchengenVisaInfo.com.
In addition to making this notification, SAS said that passengers have already been notified of cancellations and rebooked on other flights.
A representative for SAS told Reuters that the company was forced to cancel these flights because of the strike’s consequences, as well as delayed aircraft deliveries and other circumstances.
“It is the effects from the strike but also delayed deliveries of aircraft and some other factors,” the spokesperson said.
The representative added that the business does not perceive a decline in demand.
Reuters adds that SAS’s agreement with Apollo Global Management allowed it to obtain bridge funding during US chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
SAS applied for protection just one day after the strike began. However, Denmark has suggested that it might accept some debt and inject funds if SAS finds support from other investors as well. The government of Sweden has rejected the request for further money.