SAS reports a 320% increase in traffic during February

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-ROX (msn 9330) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 956994.

SAS issued this report:

During February 946,000 passengers traveled with SAS, an increase of 320% compared to the same month last year. SAS’ capacity increased at the same time by approximately 190% compared with the same period last year. In comparison with last month, the total number of passengers increased with almost 25% while capacity was reduced by 12%. The flown load factor for February was 58%, an improvement of 30 percentage points compared to February last year.

“Once again we saw that demand is positively impacted when travel restrictions around the world ease. We need to stay agile and flexible as demand changes due to unexpected events such as the pandemic or the uncertain geopolitical situation. Our recently launched plan, SAS FORWARD will make us a competitive sustainable airline going forward,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS scheduled traffic Feb21 Change1 Nov21- Feb22 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 1,822 170.8% 8,567 150.4%
RPK (Mill.) 1,026 491.7% 4,738 384.6%
Passenger load factor 56.3%         30.5pp 55.3%  26.7 pp
No. of passengers (000) 908 303.9% 3,918 220.3%
Geographical development, schedule Feb22           vs.          Feb21 Nov21- Feb22   vs.   Nov20-Feb21
RPK ASK RPK ASK
Intercontinental 1,438.6% 104.0% 1,047.0% 158.4%
Europe/Intrascandinavia 948.4% 512.8% 562.6% 323.7%
Domestic 145.9% 68.0% 111.5% 31.0%
SAS charter traffic Feb22 Change1 Nov21- Feb22 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 130 2,248.8% 457 1,652.1%
RPK (Mill.) 108 4,969.1% 349 3,401.2%
Load factor 83.2% 44.6 pp 76.3% 38.1 pp
No. of passengers (000) 38 6,793.7% 110 3,931.5%
SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) Feb22 Change1 Nov21- Feb22 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 1,951 187.7% 9,023 161.8%
RPK (Mill.) 1,134 546.0% 5,087 415.1%
Load factor 58.1% 32.2 pp 56.4% 27.7 pp
No. of passengers (000) 946 319.9% 4,028 228.6%

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

Preliminary yield and PASK Feb22 Nominal change1 FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 1.03 -25.3% -28.9%
PASK, SEK 0.58 63.3% 55.3%
Feb22
Punctuality (arrival 15 min) 74.5%
Regularity 98.4%
Change in total CO2 emissions 78.8%
Change in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometer, -7.0%
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions 47.0%

Definitions:

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

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 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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