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SAS Serves 1.5m Passengers in January: Traffic Report

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) reports increased demand for travel, according to their recently released traffic numbers. In January alone, 1.5 million passengers flew with SAS, a 1 % increase from the previous year.

SAS Traffic Report

With a focus on meeting the resurgence in air travel interest, SAS increased its capacity by 5%. At the same time, the airline reported a 9% rise in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK). SAS maintained a 70% load factor—the average percentage of flight seats sold.

“We are pleased to see that more and more people choose to travel with SAS. To meet the increasing demand for travel, we released our summer program in January, adding several new and exciting destinations in Scandinavia, Europe, and the US. We also announced a new collaboration with Airbus, Swedavia, Vattenfall, and Avinor to jointly investigate the feasibility of infrastructure for hydrogen-fueled aircraft at airports in Norway and Sweden. By partnering with some of the strongest players in the industry, we are assuming our role in driving the transition towards achieving net-zero emissions,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS Traffic Tables

SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter)Jan24Change1Nov23- Jan24Change 1
ASK (Mill.)2,8324.7%9,1249.3%
RPK (Mill.)1,9828.6%6,55213.3%
Load factor70.0%2.5 pp71.8%2.6 pp
No. of passengers (000)1,4501.4%4,8536.3%
1 Change compared to same period last year, pp = percentage points

SAS Traffic By Region

Geographical development, scheduleJan24           vs.  Jan23Nov23-Jan24   vs.   Nov22-Jan23

SAS January 2024 KPI Table

Preliminary yield and PASKJan24Nominal change1FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK1.03-1.1%1.8%
PASK, SEK0.712.9%5.9%
Punctuality (arrival 15 min)69.1%
Change in total CO2 emissions19.8%
Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometer0.2%
  • 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 by total available seat kilometers (incl non-revenue and EuroBonus tickets), rolling 12 months vs rolling 12 months previous year

From fiscal year 2020, the airline reports changes in CO2 emissions in total and per Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) to align with its overall goal to reduce its total CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025, compared to 2005.

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