Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

SAS to slash "hundreds of jobs"

Share this article

10:05 CET+01:00
The Scandinavian Airlines group (SAS) is again in financial trouble with hundreds of jobs on the line in Sweden and Norway.

After delivering a bleak financial report the struggling airline is seeking ways to cut costs. According to Norwegian daily Aftenposten, one concrete project is to carry out medium and heavy maintenance at two bases instead of three - Stockholm, Sola (Stavanger) and Oslo's Gardemoen.

"One of the three will be phased out," claims Norwegian engineering representative Olav Lie.

This latest move is likely to see Norway and Sweden fighting to maintain their position with over 300 employees at each base.

As recently as 2003 SAS technicians in Norway and Sweden competed for the right to host the company's main technical maintenance facility. The company ended up basing it at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm.

Sources: Aftenposten

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

A full-time job shouldn't stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhelm to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.

Discussion forum