In December almost one million passengers flew with SAS, an increase of more than 150% compared to the same month last year. SAS’ capacity also increased by more than 150% versus the same period last year and in comparison with last month, capacity remained similar. The flown load factor for December was 57%, an improvement of 24 percentage points compared to December last year.
“Christmas and New Year’s traveling were busy as expected which was positive. However, the development of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 meant that both customer demand as well as personnel capacity were affected throughout the industry, which had a negative impact on the actual number of flights during the month. We continue to be affected by the pandemic and face an unpredictable future, which means that we must be able to respond quickly to changes in customer demand," says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.