Monthly Traffic and Capacity Data - May 2001

Monthly Traffic and Capacity Data - May 2001 1. May in brief Passenger traffic (RPK) showed an overall increase of 0,9% in May 2001 vs. May 2000 and number of passengers decreased by 3,3%. Overall capacity (ASK) increased by 6,8% and passenger load factor decreased by 3,8 p.u. · Business Class traffic was down 4,9% and Economy Class was up 3,8%. · The passenger load factor decreased from 69,4% to 65,6%. It must be noted that May 2001 compared with May 2000 had a different pattern of holidays. This is estimated to have affected total traffic (RPK) negatively by 3-4 p.u. and an additional 4-5 p.u. in Business Class. The overall development is slightly weaker than expected, but the outlook for the full year "passenger traffic growth of 6-7%", remains unchanged. TOTAL SYSTEM MAY01 MAY00 CHANGE JAN-MAY01 JAN-MAY00 CHANGE ASK (Mill.) 3 139 2 939 +6,8% 14 634 13 904 +5,2% RPK (Mill.) 2 058 2 040 +0,9% 9 280 8 879 +4,5% Passenger load 65,6% 69,4% -3,8 p u 63,4% 63,9% -0,4 p u factor C-class share (RPK) 31,3% 33,2% -1,9 p u 30,6% 30,8% -0,2 p u Total no. of 2,136 2,208 -3,3% 9,587 9,409 +1,9% passengers (Mill.) p u = percentage units PASSENGER MAY 01 vs. MAY 00 JAN-MAY 01 vs. JAN-MAY 00 TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY PER ROUTE AREA (CHANGE): Traffic Capacity Traffic Capacity (ASK) (RPK) (ASK) (RPK) Intercontinenta 3,8% 7,6% 3,8% 1,8% l Europe 1,3% 11,0% 6,3% 9,3% Intra- 0,1% 11,3% 4,6% 7,6% Scandinavian Denmark1) -6,3% 4,8% 0,7% 1,0% (domestic) Norway -0,8% -7,1% 3,5% -3,6% (domestic) Sweden -5,6% 0,9% 2,9% 7,8% (domestic) 1) Incl. Greenland 2. Passenger Traffic and Capacity per route area - May 2001 Intercontinental capacity increased by 7,6% as the new non-stop service Copenhagen-Washington was introduced on May 12. The new route started well and the average passenger load factor was close to 80%. Traffic to/ from Asia continued well with average passenger load factors above 80%, with the exception of the route to/ from Delhi that showed weaker development. Capacity on European routes increased by 11% while traffic increased by 1%. As a result passenger load factor decreased by 5,7 p.u. A general weakening of demand can be noted on most European routes in particular to/ from Sweden. Traffic to from the U.K developed weaker particularly in Business Class. Intrascandinavian traffic continued well, particularly on the capital triangle. Passenger load factors are weaker, but this has been necessary in order to resolve the bottlenecks in the traffic system on the important feeder routes. In general, traffic developed stronger to/ from Norway and weaker to/ from Sweden. Danish domestic traffic developed fairly well adjusted for the differences in holidays. Following a few months of growth, the Norwegian domestic total market traffic fell by 6% in May. SAS traffic was almost unchanged in May and this improved passenger load factor to almost 64% as capacity was reduced further. The current overcapacity on Norwegian domestic routes is estimated to 12-14%. Swedish domestic traffic developed weaker, but this is mainly explained by the pattern of holidays. Capacity (ASK) was up 1%, but with the introduction of new larger aircraft no. of frequencies was down 10%. For further information, please contact SAS Investor Relations: Sture Stølen + 46 8 797 1451 Fax no: + 46 8 85 58 76 e-mail: investor.relations@sas.se APPENDIX - Traffic, capacity, passenger load factors and number of passengers per route area. INTERCONTINENTAL MAY01 MAY00 CHANGE JAN-MAY01 JAN-MAY00 CHANGE ROUTES ASK (Mill.) 904 840 +7,6% 4 230 4 157 +1,8% RPK (Mill.) 713 687 +3,8% 3 272 3 153 +3,8% Passenger load 78,9% 81,8% -2,9 p u 77,4% 75,9% +1,5 p u factor Total no. of 104,7 101,5 +3,2% 482,8 465,1 +3,8% passengers (000) EUROPEAN ROUTES MAY01 MAY00 CHANGE JAN-MAY01 JAN-MAY00 CHANGE ASK (Mill.) 1 218 1 098 +11,0% 5 589 5 113 +9,3% RPK (Mill.) 724 715 +1,3% 3 185 2 995 +6,3% Passenger load 59,4% 65,1% -5,7 p u 57,0% 58,6% -1,6 p u factor Total no. of 721,0 714,3 +0,9% 3 151,4 2 974,5 +5,9% passengers (000) INTRA- MAY01 MAY00 CHANGE JAN-MAY01 JAN-MAY00 CHANGE SCANDINAVIAN ROUTES ASK (Mill.) 305 274 +11,3% 1 378 1 280 +7,6% RPK (Mill.) 178 178 +0,1% 772 738 +4,6% Passenger load 58,5% 65,1% -6,6 p u 56,0% 57,6% -1,6 p u factor Total no. of 377,3 424,3 -11,1% 1 641,4 1 773,3 -7,4% passengers (000) DANISH DOMESTIC MAY01 MAY00 CHANGE JAN-MAY01 JAN-MAY00 CHANGE ROUTES ASK (Mill.) 45 43 +4,8% 221 219 +1,0% RPK (Mill.) 31 33 -6,3% 141 141 +0,7% Passenger load 68,0% 76,1% -8,1 p u 63,9% 64,1% -0,2 p u factor Total no. of 91,5 96,3 -5,1% 412,4 406,0 +1,6% passengers (000) NORWEGIAN MAY01 MAY00 CHANGE JAN-MAY01 JAN-MAY00 CHANGE DOMESTIC ROUTES ASK (Mill.) 279 300 -7,1% 1 378 1 429 -3,6% RPK (Mill.) 178 179 -0,8% 798 771 +3,5% Passenger load 63,7% 59,6% +4,1 p u 57,9% 54,0% +4,0 p u factor Total no. of 353,4 353,9 -0,1% 1 594,6 1 548,2 +3,0% passengers (000) SWEDISH DOMESTIC MAY01 MAY00 CHANGE JAN-MAY01 JAN-MAY00 CHANGE ROUTES ASK (Mill.) 388 385 +0,9% 1 839 1 706 +7,8% RPK (Mill.) 234 248 -5,6% 1 113 1 081 +2,9% Passenger load 60,3% 64,4% -4,2 p u 60,5% 63,4% -2,9 p u factor Total no. of 487,9 518,1 -5,8% 2 304,3 2 241,6 +2,8% passengers (000) ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/11/20010611BIT00510/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/11/20010611BIT00510/bit0001.pdf

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