SAS Group traffic figures May 2007
• SAS Group carried 3,7 million passengers in May, up 3,9% vs 2006.
• Total load factor decreased 2,4 p.u. to 69,4% in May.
• SAS Group capacity increased by 5,2% in May and traffic increased 1,7% vs 2006.
Group market trends and yield development
SAS Group traffic increased 1,7% during May and the number of passengers was up 3,9%. Capacity was up 5,2%, due to capacity increases in Spanair and airBaltic. The passenger load factor was down by 2,4 p.u. to 69,4%.
Yield for Scandinavian Airlines in April was up 12,9% as earlier indicated. The yield is positively affected by good capacity control, easier comparable figures and active yield management. In May 2007 the change in yield is expected to be slightly lower than for April.
The total market continues to grow and yield environment is favorable. There are still uncertainties regarding the strength of future growth as well as the competitive situation and development of jet fuel prices.