The new deadline will instead be 72 hours.

- SAS and the Norwegian pilot association have agreed to continue the negotiations for three days.

It has been an intensive work to find a solution, says the Norwegian national mediator Mats Wilhelm Ruland, to the news agency TT.

- We have been sitting here for two weeks and have today been asked by the mediators to continue for another 72 hours, and we have accepted that.

It is now required that we both go back to the negotiating table and really try to agree.

We hope that we will succeed, says Martin Lindgren, chairman of the Swedish SAS section at the Swedish Pilot Association, to the news agency TT.

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