SAS traffic figures - October 2018

• SAS scheduled traffic compared to the same month last year: 

- Number of passengers increased by 1.4% to 2.6 million.

- Capacity (ASK) and traffic (RPK) declined by 0.6% and 1.0%, respectively.

- Passenger load factor declined by 0.3 p.p. to 74.6%.

• Nominal yield and PASK increased by 6.6% and 6.2%, respectively.

• Currency adjusted yield and PASK increased by 1.3% and 0.9%, respectively.

Market and Capacity Development

• Capacity growth in the Scandinavian market has been 4-5% during 2018.

• Capacity growth is expected to continue during late fall and winter 2018/19.

SAS plans to increase capacity by around 2% in fiscal year 2018/19, primarily due to more seats in the Airbus A320neo.

SAS - Scheduled Traffic Development

• Intercontinental traffic declined 1.5%, but passenger load factor improved as capacity was down 2.5%. The traffic decrease was somewhat larger on Asian routes compared to US routes.

Europe/Intrascandinavia traffic and capacity declined by 1.5% and 0.5%, respectively. Traffic increased on Intrascandinavian routes but decreased on European routes.

Domestic traffic increased 2.2% on the back of a 3.2% increase in capacity, resulting in a lower passenger load factor. The pattern was similar in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

SAS - In Other News

• High speed Wi-Fi is now installed on 39 aircraft.  

• Six new destinations introduced in 2019 summer program - Catania, Florence, Marseille, Cornwall Newquay, Szczecin and Antalya.

• Online booking of award trips to all destinations offered by Star Alliance member airlines now available.

Upgraded lounge at Copenhagen Airport opened. 

• SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson among group of Nordic CEO’s announcing joint initiative to speed up the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.




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SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, carries more than 30 million passengers annually to, from and within Scandinavia. The airline connects three main hubs - Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm - with 125 destinations in Europe, the US and Asia. Spurred by a Scandinavian heritage and sustainable values, SAS will reduce total carbon emissions by 25 percent and operate with biofuel equivalent to equal the total consumption of fuel used to operate all domestic SAS flights, by 2030. In addition to airline operations, SAS offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services. SAS is a founding member of Star Alliance™ and together with partner airlines offers almost 19,000 daily flights to more than 1,300 destinations around the world.

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