SAS Traffic figures - February 2022
Increased number of travelers in February as restrictions are eased
During February 946,000 passengers traveled with SAS, an increase of 320% compared to the same month last year. SAS’ capacity increased at the same time by approximately 190% compared with the same period last year. In comparison with last month, the total number of passengers increased with almost 25% while capacity was reduced by 12%. The flown load factor for February was 58%, an improvement of 30 percentage points compared to February last year.
“Once again we saw that demand is positively impacted when travel restrictions around the world ease. We need to stay agile and flexible as demand changes due to unexpected events such as the pandemic or the uncertain geopolitical situation. Our recently launched plan, SAS FORWARD will make us a competitive sustainable airline going forward,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.
|SAS scheduled traffic||Feb21||Change1||Nov21- Feb22||Change1|
|Passenger load factor||56.3%||30.5pp||55.3%||26.7 pp|
|No. of passengers (000)||908||303.9%||3,918||220.3%|
|Geographical development, schedule||Feb22 vs. Feb21||Nov21- Feb22 vs. Nov20-Feb21|
|SAS charter traffic||Feb22||Change1||Nov21- Feb22||Change1|
|Load factor||83.2%||44.6 pp||76.3%||38.1 pp|
|No. of passengers (000)||38||6,793.7%||110||3,931.5%|
|SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter)||Feb22||Change1||Nov21- Feb22||Change1|
|Load factor||58.1%||32.2 pp||56.4%||27.7 pp|
|No. of passengers (000)||946||319.9%||4,028||228.6%|
1 Change compared to same period last year, p p = percentage points
|Preliminary yield and PASK||Feb22||Nominal change1||FX adjusted change|
|Punctuality (arrival 15 min)||74.5%|
|Change in total CO2 emissions||78.8%|
|Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometer,||-7.0%|
|Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions||47.0%|
RPK – Revenue passenger kilometers
ASK – Available seat kilometers
Load factor – RPK/ASK
Yield – Passenger revenues/RPK (scheduled)
PASK – Passenger revenues/ASK (scheduled)
Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometers – SAS passenger related carbon emissions divided with total available seat kilometers (incl non-revenue and EuroBonus tickets), rolling 12 months vs rolling 12 months previous year
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions – Share of SAS passenger related carbon emissions compensated by SAS (EuroBonus members, youth tickets and SAS' staff travel) during the month
From fiscal year 2020 we report change in CO2 emissions in total and per Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) to align with our overall goal to reduce our total CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025, compared to 2005.
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This is information that SAS AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication by Louise Bergström at 11:00 a.m. CET on 7 March 2022.