SAS traffic figures - June 2015
• SAS carried a total of 2.8 million passengers in June.
• The total traffic (RPK) decreased by 5.2%.
• The total capacity (ASK) was reduced by 2.2%.
• The total load factor decreased by 2.6 p.u. to 81.6%.
• The currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 5.6% and 0.6% respectively in May. The nominal yield and PASK were up 9.9% and 4.7% respectively.
Market conditions in Scandinavia have temporarily stabilized and the balance between capacity and demand has improved in comparison with 2014. However, the competition remains very intensive in certain markets.
PASK and yield development
In May 2015, SAS’ currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 5.6% and 0.6% respectively as expected. The nominal yield and PASK were up 9.9% and 4.7% respectively. In June 2015 the change vs last year in the currency adjusted PASK is expected to be slightly negative.
SAS scheduled traffic development in June
SAS traffic development in June 2015 is a result of a planned reduction of the capacity together with a more active yield management. The development shall also be set in relation to last year’s strong traffic growth, high passenger load factor and weak yield. During June 44 seasonal routes were opened as part of the network adjustment for the summer months as a response to increasing demand on leisure routes, particularly to southern Europe. Traffic responded above all well to/from Sweden where it grew by approximately 6%.
Scheduled capacity was decreased 0.2% while traffic during June decreased 3.8%, which resulted in a decline in the load factor of 3 p.u. to 80%. SAS intercontinental capacity was decreased by 3.7% and the traffic was down 5.6%. During June, the fourth upgraded long haul aircraft was phased into traffic. SAS traffic on European/ Intrascandinavian routes decreased 3.1% from high levels last year. Domestic traffic was down 2.6% and capacity was up 2.7%.