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SAS management seeks to merge SAS and Braathens.

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The management of Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) is reportedly proposing combining its two carriers in Norway.

The SAS management has proposed that the two carriers - SAS and Braathens - be merged into one unit to improve efficiency. SAS took over Braathens in 2001, however the carrier continued to operate under its own name and with its own organisation in Norway.

A key condition in the merger would be reaching new staff contracts that would cut salaries and alter working conditions, according to the management.

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