Pilots' strike costs Portugal's national airline $39 million
The airline recorded losses of 81 million euros last year and has more than 1 billion euros in debt.
The government is trying for the second time in two years to sell the company. The deadline for bids for a 66 percent stake in the company is Friday.
The Civil Aviation Pilots' Union is demanding to be given up to a 20 percent stake in the company when it is privatized, as well as giving its members bonuses for long service. The union won't rule out another strike after the 10-day walkout that ended Sunday. ■