The number of travelers stabilized in November, but uncertainty remains for SAS.
In November more than 1.3 million passengers traveled with SAS, an increase of just over 300% year on year. At the same time, SAS increased its capacity by 143% compared to last year and came in at a similar level versus the previous month. The flown load factor was 61%, which is up 36 percentage points (pp) compared to last year and a 1.6 p p increase compared to October. Eased travel restrictions subsequently lead to increased ticket sales both internationally and domestically, which is seen comparing numbers with last year as well as with earlier months.
ASK: 2,451 million
Load factor: 61 %
“We have seen a gradual increase of demand over the past few months as travel restrictions have been lifted. Demand and ticket sales have stabilized ahead of the winter, which in general is a slower period. However, with new versions of the COVID-19 virus spreading across the globe, the future continues to be uncertain. Entering the winter season, we need to remain flexible when it comes to our capacity to respond to the demand amongst Scandinavia’s travelers” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.