The Scandinavian SAS group transported more than 2.7 million passengers in October, between regular and ‘charter’ flights, which is 1.2% more than in the same month of 2017, with a decrease of -1% of the traffic and -0.5% of its offer, the company reported, which placed its load factor at 75.6%, 0.4 percentage points less.
In regular flights, SAS transported more than 2.6 million passengers in October, which is 1.4% more than in the same month of 2017, with a -1% decrease in traffic and -0, 6% of its offer and with a factor of occupation in 74.6%, 0.3 percentage points less.
In the charter flights, its passengers decreased -3.9%, after decreasing their traffic by -1.7% and increasing their offer by 1.7%. The load factor was 91.8%, 3.2 percentage points less than in the same month of the previous year.
By markets, the capacity of intercontinental routes was reduced by -2.5% and traffic on these routes fell by -1.5%. On European flights, demand fell by -1.5%, while supply fell by -0.5%. Domestic flights also increased their capacity (+ 3.2%) and their demand (+ 2.2%).
During the tenth month of the year, SAS operated 97.9% of its scheduled flights, of which 82.5% landed on time. For the full fiscal year (2018-2019), the airline plans to increase its offer by 2%, thanks to the addition of the A320neo to its fleet.