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SAS Serves 1.8m Passengers in November

SAS has published its traffic figures for November. The airline had a 10 percent growth in passenger numbers, as approximately 1.8 million travelers chose to fly with the airline.

SAS Traffic November. The airline served 1.8m passengers.

Furthermore, SAS expanded capacity by 11 percent, ensuring more travelers could fly with the airline. Notably, the number of Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK) also saw a significant rise, increasing by 17 percent compared to November 2022. The airline reports a passenger load factor of 72 percent for November.

“We are also pleased to see that regularity reached 99.2 percent for November and that our load factor increased by 3.3 percentage points compared to last year. During the month, the US Court approved SAS’ entry into the investment agreement with the winning bidder consortium of our exit financing process. We are very proud to have reached this key milestone in our SAS FORWARD plan, and it shows SAS’ potential to remain at the forefront of the airline industry for years to come,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS November Traffic Tables

SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter)Nov23Change1
ASK (Mill.)3,26511.3%
RPK (Mill.)2,35116.7%
Load factor72.0%3.3 pp
No. of passengers (000)1,84010.4%
1 Change compared to same period last year, pp = percentage points
Geographical development, scheduleNov23           vs.          Nov22
RPKASK
Intercontinental22.2%12.7%
Europe/Intra-Scandinavia20.5%16.2%
Domestic3.7%-0.8%
Preliminary yield and PASKNov23Nominal change1FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK1.083.4%-4.6%
PASK, SEK0.772.0%0.7%
Nov23
Punctuality (arrival 15 min)75.8%
Regularity99.2%
Change in total CO2 emissions23.6%
Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometer1.7%
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions44.0%

Yield – Passenger revenues/RPK (scheduled)

PASK – Passenger revenues/ASK (scheduled)
Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometers – SAS passenger-related carbon emissions divided by 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, SAS reports changes in CO2 emissions in total and per Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) to align with its overall goal to reduce total CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025, compared to 2005.

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