|October 5, 2018|
• Total number of passengers increased by 3.3% to 2.9 million.
• Compared to the same month last year:
– Total scheduled capacity (ASK) and traffic (RPK) increased by 2.4% and 4.8%, respectively.
– Scheduled passenger load factor increased by 1.8 p.p. to 78.0%.
– Nominal yield and PASK changed by +4.9% and +7.3%, respectively.
– Currency adjusted yield and PASK changed by -2.6% and -0.4%, respectively.
Market and Capacity Development
After serving the high demand for leisure travel during the summer period, we have now fully adjusted capacity back to more business oriented routes.
In fiscal year 2017/18, SAS is increasing capacity (ASK) by around 1–2%. In fiscal year 2018/19, SAS’ indicative plan is to increase capacity (ASK) by around 1-3%, primarily due to more seats in the Airbus A320neo relative to the aircraft being replaced.
Scheduled Traffic Development
Traffic on SAS’ intercontinental routes increased by 3.2%, even though capacity decreased by 1.3%. The traffic increase was similar on both Asian and US routes.
The traffic on SAS’ European / Intrascandinavian routes increased by 6.7%. The growth was similar across routes to/from Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
The traffic on SAS’ domestic routes increased by 3.6%, while the capacity was up 1.5%, resulting in a higher passenger load factor. Both Norway and Sweden had increases in traffic, capacity and load factors on domestic routes.