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After the pilot strike at SAS began almost a week ago, competitor ticket sales surged. Flyr recorded an increase in ticket sales of over 60%.

“When the strike was announced on Tuesday morning, sales quickly increased,” Flyer’s communications director Anita Svanes told the newspaper Aftenposten.

A year ago, airlines quickly noticed that many SAS flights were canceled recently. Last week, Flyr increased ticket sales by more than 60% compared to the previous week.

Norwegians are now selling more tickets. Since the SAS strike went into effect, they have sold almost 50% more tickets than the previous week.

“We’re seeing a significant increase. Many people want to book their tickets on the day they actually want to travel, sometimes on the same day,” Grete Roald’s communications director in Norway told Aftenposten.

Approximately 30,000 passengers have been affected each day since the SAS pilot went on strike. Airlines estimate that they are losing between SEK 100 million and SEK 130 million daily due to strikes.

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