Layoffs, salary cuts and divestments.
SAS' savings plan, which was unveiled yesterday, goes hard to work to correct the economy in the beleaguered luftfartsselselskab, but although the staff piver, is the cure not tough enough, said Norwegians ceo Bjørn Kjos to the Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri.
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Alone Rickard Gustafsons salary can cover the cost of all Norwegians administration, says the Bear point blank in the article, where he also warns the owners - the scandinavian governments - against that punpe more money in SAS.
- If the banks do not dare to take the risk, why should the states and skattebetalerne then do it, he says, and points to the SAS problem - in addition to a high wage level - is that the aircraft fleet is too old and expensive.
Competition is fierce
- I say good luck to the SAS but I don't think they get success in their customer segment with the old aircraft fleet they have. It is one thing to be in Scandinavia, quite another to compete against the Mediterranean sea and The Canary islands. There they will meet competitors with significantly lower costs, says point-blank, claiming that Norwegians costs per seat per kilometre is around 42 ear, and believe to know, that SAS's equivalent cost is over 70 ear.
SAS is like Volvo
- SAS has underinvesteret for many years, and this is why they are caught in this situation. For animals to cheap and worthless to require kvalitetspriser. A bit like Volvo, writes netdebattøren, who call themselves 'strategen12' in a comment, while the FJ in his commentary predict that the Norwegian will soon go bankrupt:
- They have 6-9 months before they are forced to a new emission, and they have laid the foundation for an early bankruptcy by moving into intercontinental traffic. Neither Easyjet or Ryanair are in the vicinity of that stupid sig so much, writes FH.
Who do you think is the most on - Norwegian or SAS?