The number of passengers traveling with SAS increased slightly compared to same month last year and reached the highest reported number for a single month. Unit revenue continues to develop favorably and increased with 4.8%.
Scheduled capacity increased with nearly 1% and number of passengers increased with 0.5%. Currency adjusted unit revenue and yield increased with 4.8% and 5.2% respectively, reaffirming the positive underlying trend during the year.
– Strong traffic in June shows that customers value both the business and leisure travel offered by SAS, resulting in a record number of passengers. During the month we announced the routes for the first new Airbus A350, which will enter service in January 2020. The A350 is the most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft available, emitting 30% less CO2 compared to previous generation of aircraft. We see a demand for more sustainable air travel and this is an important step on our ambitious path to reduce emissions, says Rickard Gustafson, CEO of SAS.
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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% 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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