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SAS Traffic figures – January 2024: 1.4% passengers’ increase compared with January 2023


The flown load factor for January was 70 percent.

A;most 1.5 million passengers traveled with SAS in January, a 1 percent increase compared with the same month last year. SAS’ capacity increased by 5 percent and RPK increased by 9 percent, compared with January 2023.

“We are pleased to see that more and more people choose to travel with SAS. To meet the increasing demand for travel, we released our summer program in January, adding several new and exciting destinations in Scandinavia, Europe and the US. We also announced a new collaboration with Airbus, Swedavia, Vattenfall and Avinor, to jointly investigate the feasibility of infrastructure for hydrogen-fueled aircraft at airports in Norway and Sweden. By partnering with some of the strongest players in the industry, we are assuming our role in driving the transition towards achieving net-zero emissions,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.

SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) Jan24 Change1 Nov23- Jan24 Change 1
ASK (Mill.) 2,832 4.7% 9,124 9.3%
RPK (Mill.) 1,982 8.6% 6,552 13.3%
Load factor 70.0% 2.5 pp 71.8% 2.6 pp
No. of passengers (000) 1,450 1.4% 4,853 6.3%

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

Geographical development, schedule Jan24           vs.          Jan23 Nov23-Jan24   vs.   Nov22-Jan23
Intercontinental 16.2% 13.4% 17.3% 13.7%
Europe/Intra-Scandinavia 7.3% 1.7% 16.8% 11.9%
Domestic -3.0% -6.9% -0.2% -5.4%
Preliminary yield and PASK Jan24 Nominal change1 FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 1.03 -1.1% 1.8%
PASK, SEK 0.71 2.9% 5.9%
Punctuality (arrival 15 min) 69.1%
Regularity 97.6%
Change in total COemissions 19.8%
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometer 0.2%















RPK – Revenue passenger kilometers
ASK – Available seat kilometers
Load factor – RPK/ASK
Yield – Passenger revenues/RPK (scheduled)
PASK – Passenger revenues/ASK (scheduled)
Change in COemissions 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

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