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SAS ticket sales up since agreement

Scandinavian Airlines ticket sales have reportedly risen sharply since unions agreed Monday to a cost-cutting package. An unnamed source tells Reuters that sales rose by 70 percent on Tuesday and Wednesday in comparison to what they normally would have been.

But the Danish newspaper Politiken reports that when the company faced the threat of bankruptcy last week, SAS reregistered several of its most expensive planes in Norway to protect them from possible creditors. Unlike Sweden and Denmark, Norway has signed the Capetown Convention which gives airlines more protection in case of a bankruptcy.

And Swedish Radio News reports that 73 SAS employees in Denmark have quit since the cabin attendant union there agreed to the cost-cutting package, which means more working hours and less pay.

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