SAS traffic figures November 2018: +1.8%

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  • Number of passengers increased by 1.8% to 2.3 million.
  • Capacity (ASK) and traffic (RPK) increased by 0.1% and 0.8%, respectively.
  • Passenger load factor increased by 0.4 p.p. to 69.0%.

• Nominal yield and PASK increased by 5.0% and 5.7%, respectively.

• Currency adjusted yield decreased by 0.1% and PASK increased by 0.5%.

Market and capacity development

• Capacity growth is expected to continue during winter 2018/19, and we expect an overall growth of 4-5% during Q1.

• SAS plans to increase capacity by 2-3% in fiscal year 2019, primarily due to more seats in the Airbus A320neo.

SAS – Scheduled traffic development

• Intercontinental traffic increased 2.6%, while capacity was down 1.8%. The increase was mainly on Asian routes.

• European/Intrascandinavian traffic declined 1.5% and capacity increased by 0.2%. Traffic increased on Intrascandinavian routes but decreased on European routes.

• Domestic traffic increased 2.6% on the back of a 3.8% increase in capacity, resulting in a lower passenger load factor. The pattern was similar in Norway and Sweden.

SAS – In other news

  • SAS redeemed all remaining preference shares at 30 November 2018
  • 23 Airbus A320neo in operation as of 6 December 2018
  • High-speed WiFi now installed on 42 aircraft

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