Airline operations

Airline operations

Airline operations

Airline operations

SAS airline operations, which comprise Scandinavian Airlines and the production companies Blue1 and Cimber, transported 28.4 million passengers, including charter passengers, in 2013/2014. Revenue totaled approximately SEK 38 billion.

Scandinavian Airlines is the Nordic region’s largest airline in terms of number of destinations, passengers and flights. The airline flew to 125 destinations with 807 daily flights in 2013/2014. In addition, Scandinavian Airlines offered a larger network through its business partners and Star Alliance. Traditionally, the network was designed to meet the needs of business travelers.

A key component of the current strategy is to offer the best product to meet the entire travel needs of frequent travelers in Scandinavia. To be able to compete effectively in the growing leisure market, Scandinavian Airlines has expanded its network with a significantly increased number of leisure destinations. This has been made possible through new, enhanced operating conditions in terms of costs and flexibility. Scandinavian Airlines includes SAS Cargo and SAS Ground Handling (90%).

Income November 2013-October 2014

Income before tax and nonrecurring items amounted to MSEK -697 (919) and income after tax was MSEK -719 (1,358). Income before tax and nonrecurring items but including the positive effect of amended pension terms totaled MSEK 347 (919). Revenue amounted to MSEK 38,006 (42,182).

Network expansion with existing resources

The collective agreements signed in November 2012 enabled SAS to increase capacity with, essentially, existing internal resources. The capacity increase was primarily possible during the summer months.

Punctuality and regularity

SAS achieved a punctuality rating of 88.4% in 2013/2014, which represented a year-on-year improvement. In some months of the fiscal year, SAS posted the highest punctuality for network airline companies in Europe and the rest of the world. Regularity at SAS was 99% in 2013/2014.

Environmental activities

During the fiscal year 2013/2014, flight operations at SAS reduced their carbon emissions per passenger kilometer by 3.4%. The improvement was primarily driven by rejuvenation of the aircraft fleet, and improved utilization rates and fuel efficiency. The work has been structured under the framework of the environmental management system, which is certified under ISO 14001.

Aircraft fleet

Scandinavian Airlines has an extensive network of destinations with varied passenger volumes and distances, which requires a fleet with aircraft of varying size and range to make the customer offering attractive to more frequent travelers. In October 2014, Scandinavian Airlines including Blue1 had an aircraft fleet comprising 138 aircraft in service. The fleet comprised 12 long-haul aircraft, 114 short-haul aircraft, and 12 regional jets.