SAS Scandinavian Airlines wird in Folge der Corona-Pandemie bis zu 5.000 Vollzeitstellen abbauen. Betroffen sind 1.900 Stellen in Schweden, 1.300 Stellen in Norwegen und 1.700 Stellen in Dänemark. Die Airline geht davon aus, dass es wahrscheinlich Jahre dauern wird bis die Nachfrage nach Flügen das Level vor der Corona-Pandemie erreicht hat. Nach aktuellem Stand bedient SAS nur ein paar Inlandsflüge in Norwegen und Schweden.
“COVID-19 has forced SAS to face a new and unprecedented reality that will reverberate not only in the coming months, but also during the coming years. Our ambition is to continue to be the leading airline in Scandinavia and to have a leading role in the Scandinavian infrastructure as a guarantor of national and international connectivity. In order to continue this important societal function, we need to adapt our cost base to the prevailing circumstances. Regretfully, we are forced to adapt our workforce to lower passenger demand. Not least in view of the company’s successful journey in recent years, which has been made possible by the great work done by SAS’s competent and dedicated employees. We will now work intensively together with trade union representatives and others to identify solutions so that as few people as possible are affected. Furthermore, we remain ready to quickly ramp-up operations and reduce the number of affected positions if demand recovers more quickly,” – Rickard Gustafson, CEO SAS