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SAS struggles on with Spanish strike. Today’s national strike in Spain over governmental cuts has affected hundreds of Scandinavian passengers. Whilst Norwegian says it has not had any problems so far today, SAS has had to cancel eight flights. Director of Communications for SAS, Knut Morten Johansen, tells The Foreigner approximately 550 passengers have been hit. “Although we have had problems with our departures from Spain today, we are trying our best to get things back to normal by rebooking passengers on flights tomorrow and Friday. We are also upsizing our aircraft routes to and from Scandinavia, as well as flying different routings,” he says.

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SAS struggles on with Spanish strike

Published on Wednesday, 29th September, 2010 at 12:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Today’s national strike in Spain over governmental cuts has affected hundreds of Scandinavian passengers.

A SAS plane (illusration photo)
A SAS plane (illusration photo)
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Whilst Norwegian says it has not had any problems so far today, SAS has had to cancel eight flights. Director of Communications for SAS, Knut Morten Johansen, tells The Foreigner approximately 550 passengers have been hit.

“Although we have had problems with our departures from Spain today, we are trying our best to get things back to normal by rebooking passengers on flights tomorrow and Friday. We are also upsizing our aircraft routes to and from Scandinavia, as well as flying different routings,” he says.

Johansen says he regrets the problems passengers are experiencing getting through by phone, but claims all affected travelers have been contacted via SMS.

He also advises passengers to follow events on SAS’ Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“We want to be more predictable for our passengers so they can avoid long waits.”




Published on Wednesday, 29th September, 2010 at 12:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: sas, scandinavian, airlines, spain, national, strike, passengers, cancellations, delays, problems, aircraft, planes.





  
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