Why SAS is Canceling Thousands of Flights This Summer

SAS is facing a difficult summer ahead as a range of issues continue to plague the airline. With the airline and its pilots' union currently at loggerheads over the prevailing situation, the next few months look like they will not be easy for the Scandinavian-based carrier.

SAS has announced that it will be canceling around 4,000 flights throughout the months of May, June, July, and August of this year. Given that the airline had planned to operate around 75,000 flights during this period, the cancelations represent approximately 5% of the airline's total planned operation.