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SAS Traffic figures – February 2024

March 7, 2024 11:00
Regulatory information

1.7 million passengers traveled with SAS during February

1.7 million passengers traveled with SAS in February, an 8 percent increase compared with the same month last year. SAS’ capacity increased by 17 percent and RPK increased by 21 percent, compared with February 2023. The flown load factor for February was 73 percent.

“We continue to see a growing number of passengers choosing to travel with SAS. In February, 1.7 million passengers traveled with us, up 8 percent from last year. We are also pleased to see very stable operational performance, especially for a winter month, with regularity at 99.2 percent. We look forward to continue strengthening our position in Scandinavia as we approach the summer season,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) Feb24 Change1 Nov23- Feb24 Change 1
ASK (Mill.) 3,022 16.9% 12,146 11.1%
RPK (Mill.) 2,216 21.1% 8,769 15.2%
Load factor 73.3% 2.5 pp 72.2% 2.6 pp
No. of passengers (000) 1,676 7.8% 6,530 6.7%

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

Geographical development, schedule Feb24           vs.          Feb23 Nov23-Feb24   vs.   Nov22-Feb23
Intercontinental 34.6% 23.3% 20.8% 15.8%
Europe/Intra-Scandinavia 23.0% 19.8% 18.4% 13.9%
Domestic -1.2% -0.7% -0.5% -4.3%
Preliminary yield and PASK Feb24 Nominal change1 FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 1.00 -6.7% -5.1%
PASK, SEK 0.73 -3.0% -1.3%
Punctuality (departure 15 min) 82.0%
Regularity 99.2%
Change in total CO2 emissions 20.6%
Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometer -0.4%


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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SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, with main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, flies to destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. Spurred by a Scandinavian heritage and sustainability values, SAS aims to be the driving force in sustainable aviation and in the transition toward net zero emissions. We are continuously reducing our carbon emissions through using more sustainable aviation fuel, investing in new fuel-efficient aircraft and technology innovation together with partners – thereby contributing towards the industry target of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. In addition to flight operations, SAS offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services. Learn more at

This is information that SAS AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of Erno Hildén, at 11:00 a.m. CET on March 7, 2024.

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