SAS will now cut 1000 admin staff

Airline cuts deeper than previously thought

Ailing airline SAS now says it will cut 200 more administrative jobs than it previously announced. This means that a total of 1000 people will be dismissed rather than the former figure of 800, a report in the Norwegian Internet newspaper says. The decision to sack more than was originally announced in the rescue plan was apparently made during a meeting between SAS management and union representatives on Thursday, but the news emerged only on Saturday.
Knut Morten Johansen, SAS’s director of communications, confirms that roughly 200 more administrative positions will go than previously thought. The posts are scattered throughout the company, in several areas and in several countries. The news comes just a short time after details emerged about big bonuses for a tiny number of valued SAS managers.
[photo courtesy SAS]