SAS said it was cancelling hundreds of flights scheduled for Sunday as a pilot strike at the Scandinavian airline entered its second day on Saturday.

“We deeply regret that our customers are affected by the ongoing pilot strike that has led to delays and cancelled flights,” SAS said in a statement.

“Due to the strike another estimated 64,000 passengers will be affected when 587 flights are cancelled across Scandinavia.”

SAS pilots went out on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, grounding around 70 per cent of the airline’s flights and impacting the travel plans of an estimated 170,000 passengers over the weekend alone.

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