Swedish House Mafia's reunion shows have been thrown into turmoil due to a Swedish pilot strike.
Hype has been building around the EDM super-group's dates since October, with performances set for Stockholm's Tele2 Arena on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May. But staff at Scandinavian carrier SAS have staged a walkout after negotiations with management broke down.
667 flights were cancelled on Monday alone as a result, with a further 546 grounded yesterday, Tuesday 30th April. More than 100,000 passengers have been affected so far. The action does not include routes operated by partner airlines.
Nevertheless, it's believed up to 35,000 Swedish House Mafia fans could be prevented from travelling to the shows at the Tele2 Arena from overseas if the situation continues.
"I know it's a big ask but in the end of the day you should take care of your own like we take care of ours," said Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello in a plea to the airline.
The news will remind some of last summer, when Ryanair cabin and ground crews announced strikes that threatened to stop ravers getting to Tomorrowland. Earlier this year, Sónar Reykjavik was cancelled completely following the sudden collapse of budget carrier WOW Air.
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