Swedish Pilots Strike After Failed Talks

15 June 2010 (Last Updated June 15th, 2010 18:30)

Airports in Sweden are expected to suffer today as almost 2,000 pilots go on strike following failed talks between Scandinavian airline SAS and the Swedish Airline Pilots Association. Airport operator Swedavia, responsible for Stockholm Arlanda Airport, warned passengers on its website

Airports in Sweden are expected to suffer today as almost 2,000 pilots go on strike following failed talks between Scandinavian airline SAS and the Swedish Airline Pilots Association.

Airport operator Swedavia, responsible for Stockholm Arlanda Airport, warned passengers on its website that delays would occur with some services, mostly Stockholm-based non-intercontinental flights.

Starting at 3am Swedish time, the strike is expected to last for eight hours.

The union called for strikes after discussions about broker wage deals with the airline broke down.