SAS planes are seen grounded at Oslo Gardermoen airport during pilots strikes, in Oslo, Friday, April 26, 2019. Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines have launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel almost all its flights. So far, 673 flights have been canceled, affecting 72,000 passengers. The Stockholm-based carrier said talks on a new collective bargaining agreement with the SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% of the company's pilots in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, collapsed early Friday. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP)

SAS cancels more flights as labor talks with pilots continue

May 02, 2019 - 3:27 am

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines is canceling more flights as talks between the carrier and the striking pilots continued in the Norwegian capital.

The airline says 429 more flights were canceled Thursday on top of the 280 announced earlier for the day, totaling 709 flights being grounded which is affecting about 54,000 passengers.

The cancellation comes in addition to hundreds more since pilots began an open-ended strike on Friday because of the collapse of pay negotiations.

The meeting in Oslo started Wednesday and were the first contacts since talks collapsed.

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