SAS’ traffic fell by 94%, will expand its operational fleet to 30 aircraft during June

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS made this announcement:

The total number of passengers fell by nearly 94% compared to last year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During June, SAS will double its capacity to 30 aircraft as travel restrictions are being eased.

“May was the second consecutive month with most of our fleet being grounded as a result of the COVID19 pandemic and imposed travel restrictions. The negative impact is reflected in our total traffic figures, showing a 96% capacity reduction and a 94% drop in number of passengers compared to last year.

Countries are gradually opening up and we expect that demand will start to re-build slowly from the current low levels. In June, we have started to ramp-up production from 15 aircraft in service to 30, mainly serving domestic and Nordic destinations.

We look forward to re-building our network as travel restrictions are lifted and once again having the pleasure of welcoming our passengers onboard,” says Rickard Gustafson, CEO SAS.

In other news, SAS made this announcement:

The world is slowly reopening – and so are our routes.

Last week, we announced that we will slowly start reopening some routes. Now it’s time to put a name on the destinations: Brussels, Düsseldorf, the Faroe Islands, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Malaga, Milan, Munich, Nice, Palanga, Reykjavik, Split, Stuttgart, Thessaloniki and Vilnius.

Some destinations are not available from all three Scandinavian countries.

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