Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
18 January 2012
Foreseen end date


Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will reduce the number of full-time positions by 300 people. The cuts will affect administrative staff in Sweden. This is part of a planned cost reduction programme in order to maintain SAS's competitiveness. A timeline for the workplace reductions has yet to be announced.

According to SAS almost all trade unions are accepting the planned changes and cost reductions. The objective is to make SAS more competitive with the low-cost carriers.

SAS have no plans to reduce the production staff and there are no further layoffs planned in administration.


  • 18 January 2012: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 18 January 2012: SAS - press release


Eurofound (2012), SAS, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 73065, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73065.