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SAS Traffic figures – April 2024

May 8, 2024 11:00

2.1 million passengers traveled with SAS during April

2.1 million passengers traveled with SAS in April, a 12 percent increase compared with the same month last year. SAS’ capacity increased by 7 percent and RPK increased by 9 percent, compared with April 2023. The flown load factor for April was 77 percent.

“Positive developments continue in April, with 2.1 million passengers travelling with SAS, up 12 percent compared to the same month last year. We had solid operational performance in April and reached our targets for punctuality and regularity, despite being impacted by external factors such as the closure of Norwegian airspace on 25 April. SAS has also signed an Alliance Adherence Agreement with SkyTeam, concluding that SAS will join SkyTeam on September 1 this year. We are very excited to have reached this pivotal milestone in our alliance transition journey. SAS’ customers and EuroBonus members will be able to enjoy new destinations and benefits as part of the SkyTeam alliance family, marking the start of an exciting future for customers, partners and employees alike,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) Apr24 Change1 Nov23- Apr24 Change 1
ASK (Mill.) 3,695 7.4% 19,430 11.1%
RPK (Mill.) 2,853 9.4% 14,459 14.9%
Load factor 77.2% 1.4 pp 74.4% 2.5 pp
No. of passengers (000) 2,115 12.0% 10,647 7.3%

1 Change compared to same period last year, pp = percentage points

Geographical development, schedule Apr24           vs.          Apr23 Nov23-Apr24   vs.   Nov22-Apr23
Intercontinental 14.0% 6.6% 20.3% 14.6%
Europe/Intra-Scandinavia 8.6% 9.2% 17.7% 13.9%
Domestic 3.6% 4.1% -1.6% -3.8%
Preliminary yield and PASK Apr24 Nominal change1 FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 0.96 -4.3% -5.2%
PASK, SEK 0.74 -2.3% -3.2%
Punctuality (departure 15 min) 85.6%
Regularity 99.0 %
Change in total CO2 emissions 18.8%
Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometer -0.6%

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

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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