A group of Scandinavian Airlines flight attendants have still been reporting for duty, though this time in a different shade of blue.
In Sweden, suspended SAS cabin crew are swapping uniforms for surgical scrubs as they retrain to aid medical staff responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
SAS, the shared flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, has stood down 10,000 employees or 90 per cent of its workforce since mid-March following international travel restrictions and lack of demand in response to Covid-19. From March 16 the airline made these drastic changes due to the demand for air travel being “essentially non-existent”.
While airlines have been grounded, hospitals and medical staff are under huge pressure for staff. It is an imbalance one Scandinavian training centre sees an obvious solution to.
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