12 June, 2023

May was a busy month for SAS

2.2 million passengers travelled with SAS in May, an increase by 19% compared to the same period last year. SAS’ capacity increased 17% RPK increased by 26 percent, compared to the same period last year. The flown load factor for May was 77 percent, an improvement by almost 6 percentage points compared to May last year.  

“We are pleased to see that the demand for travel continues to increase. 2.2 million passengers travelled with SAS in May, up 19 percent compared to the same month last year. We have ramped up to meet the increased demand for the summer season, and we look forward to welcoming our passengers on board. Over the past couple of months, Air Traffic Control capacity issues in Copenhagen have caused considerable problems for airlines, airports and, not the least, our passengers. We expect all parties to take their responsibility and make sure our passengers can travel where they want and when they want this summer. We will seek compensation for the irregularity costs caused by the situation”, says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter)May23Change1Nov22- May23Change1
ASK (Mill.)3,77716.9%21,27220.8%
RPK (Mill.)2,91326.3%15,49539.0%
Load factor77.1%5.7 pp72.8%9.5 pp
No. of passengers (000)2,17219.0%12,09336.8%

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

Geographical development, scheduleMay23           vs.          May22Nov22-May23   vs.   Nov21-May22
Preliminary yield and PASKMay23Nominal change1FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK1.08-1.9%-2.8%
PASK, SEK0.836.4%5.4%
Punctuality (arrival 15 min)74.2%
Change in total COemissions37.3%
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometer,2.8%
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions39.0%