SAS traffic figures - February 2015
Market trends, PASK and yield development
According to plan, SAS continued to reduce the overall capacity during the winter program 2014/2015 and, as a result, total capacity was reduced by 3.5% in February 2015. Scheduled capacity was down 1.5% as some capacity was moved from charter operation to scheduled services. In February 2015, SAS reports its eleventh consecutive month with an improvement in the load factor versus previous year.
In January 2015, SAS’ yield and PASK were up 3.4% and 6.7% respectively. The currency adjusted yield and PASK were down 0.4% and up 2.8% respectively, in line with expectations. In February 2015 the change in the currency adjusted PASK vs. last year is expected to be in line with January.
SAS scheduled traffic development in February
SAS scheduled capacity decreased in January by 1.5%. Despite decreased capacity, scheduled traffic grew 1.3% resulting in a 1.8 p.u. improvement in the load factor to 66.7%.
SAS decreased its intercontinental capacity by 2.9% and the traffic was down 4.3%. The lower volumes were primarily related to reduced capacity on SAS’ Asian routes.
SAS traffic on European/ Intrascandinavian routes grew 3.9% with strongest growth on SAS intrascandinavian routes. Domestic traffic grew 3.9% combined with a positive load factor development.
SAS regularity of 98.2% in February was lower than normally, primarily due to industrial action, in breach of contract, by cabin attendants in Copenhagen which resulted in 166 cancelled flights.