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SAS Traffic figures – March 2024

April 8, 2024 11:00

2 million passengers traveled with SAS during March

2 million passengers traveled with SAS in March, a 5 percent increase compared with the same month last year. SAS’ capacity increased by 15 percent and RPK increased by 20 percent, compared with March 2023. The flown load factor for March was 79 percent.

“We are pleased to see that 2 million passengers traveled with SAS in March, which includes the Easter weekend this year. During the month, the U.S. Court approved SAS’ plan of reorganization, which is a major milestone for SAS FORWARD and sets a clear path for us to exit the restructuring proceedings. SAS has also signed a new agreement with the Norwegian Armed Forces for strategic air evacuation, which means we will continue these proud assignments using lower emission Airbus A320neo aircraft following the phase-out of the current aircraft in 2025. Finally, we are proud that SAS was yet again voted the most sustainable company in the aviation industry among Swedish and Danish consumers,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) Mar24 Change1 Nov23- Mar24 Change 1
ASK (Mill.) 3,589 15.1% 15,735 12.0%
RPK (Mill.) 2,837 20.2% 11,606 16.4%
Load factor 79.1% 3.4 pp 73.8% 2.8 pp
No. of passengers (000) 2,003 4.9% 8,533 6.2%

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

Geographical development, schedule Mar24           vs.          Mar23 Nov23-Mar24   vs.   Nov22-Mar23
Intercontinental 25.7% 19.3% 22.0% 16.5%
Europe/Intra-Scandinavia 26.8% 19.6% 20.5% 15.2%
Domestic -9.8% -9.3% -2.7% -5.4%
Preliminary yield and PASK Mar24 Nominal change1 FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 1.00 -7.0% -6.7%
PASK, SEK 0.79 -2.6% -2.3%
Punctuality (departure 15 min) 84.9%
Regularity 98.7 %
Change in total CO2 emissions 20.1%
Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometer -0.2%

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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