SAS strike: Airline’s ‘future at stake’ as pilots walk out

As hundreds of pilots working for SAS walk out, affecting 30,000 passengers per day, the Scandinavian airline’s boss has called the strike “reckless” – warning that it puts the company’s future at risk.Members of the pilots’ unions have been threatening to take industrial action since 9 June. Talks between management and the unions have been ongoing, but SAS says those negotiations have broken down – adding that it wishes to continue mediation and end the strike as soon as possible.Industrial action began almost at once, with dozens of cancellations from lunchtime onwards from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm airports.The airline predicts...
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EasyJet operations chief quits amid growing anger over flight chaos

EasyJet’s chief operating officer Peter Bellew has resigned amid growing anger over flight disruption.The airline has been one of the worst hit for cancellations in recent months.It has axed thousands of flights, including many on the day they were due to depart.EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said: “I would like to thank Peter for his hard work and wish him well.“Everyone at easyJet remains absolutely focused on delivering a safe and reliable operation this summer.”Mr Bellew, who joined easyJet from Ryanair two-and-a-half years ago, resigned to “pursue other business opportunities”, according to the Luton-based carrier.The airline’s statement continued: “EasyJet remains...

Ryanair strike threat set to add to summer airport chaos in Europe

British holidaymakers are braced for fresh travel chaos across Europe this summer with staff at Ryanair on Saturday becoming the latest to threaten strike action. As striking airport workers in Paris forced the cancellation of dozens of flights on Saturday and promised more industrial action later in July, Spain-based cabin crew at Ryanair revealed they now plan to strike for 12 days in July.

Ryanair cabin crew in Spain announce 12 new days of strikes in July

Spain-based cabin crew at Ryanair plan to strike for 12 days this month to demand better working conditions, the USO and SICTPLA unions said on Saturday. The strikes planned for later this month raise the prospect of travel chaos as the summer tourist season gets under way. The announcement came...