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SAS Traffic figures – May 2024

June 10, 2024 11:00

2.3 million passengers traveled with SAS during May

2.3 million passengers traveled with SAS in May, an 8 percent increase compared with the same month last year. SAS’ capacity increased by 8 percent and RPK increased by 11 percent, compared with May 2023. The flown load factor for May was 79 percent.

“We are pleased to see that passenger volumes continue to increase. 2.3 million passengers traveled with SAS in May, up 8 percent compared to the same month last year. We had strong operational performance in May and regularity reached 99.6 percent. During the month, SAS also signed a new 3-year agreement with Apollo worth SEK 4.5 billion, meaning that SAS remains Apollo’s major charter operations partner in Scandinavia from the summer of 2025 through the summer of 2027. The new agreement with Apollo reaffirms SAS' position as a valued partner in the leisure market,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) May24 Change1 Nov23- May24 Change 1
ASK (Mill.) 4,065 7.6% 23,495 10.4%
RPK (Mill.) 3,219 10.5% 17,679 14.1%
Load factor 79.2% 2.1 pp 75.2% 2.4 pp
No. of passengers (000) 2,345 8.0% 12,993 7.4%

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

Geographical development, schedule May24           vs.          May23 Nov23-May24   vs.   Nov22-May23
Intercontinental 5.0% -0.2% 17.3% 12.0%
Europe/Intra-Scandinavia 22.0% 20.0% 18.5% 15.0%
Domestic -4.2% -8.5% -2.1% -4.5%
Preliminary yield and PASK May24 Nominal change1 FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 1.02 -5.5% -8.2%
PASK, SEK 0.81 -2.4% -5.2%
Punctuality (departure 15 min) 86.4%
Regularity 99.6%
Change in total CO2 emissions 17.4%
Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometer -1.1%

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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