SAS: passenger traffic up 22% in August

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SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) saw his passenger traffic jump from 22% in August 2023 compared to the same month last year, with some 2.3 million passengers transported.

Knowing that its capacities have only increased by 16%, the group’s load factor, one of the key profitability measures in the sector, increased by 0.1 point to 78.8%. The Scandinavian airline reported a summer season “ intense » with a total of 7.1 million passengers welcomed during the months of June, July and August. It expects this favorable dynamic to continue and intends to further increase its capacities as part of its 2023/2024 winter program.

Driven by this strong summer demand, SAS has reconnected with earnings in the third quarter of 2023a first since 2019. It recorded a net profit of 461 million crowns (around 39 million euros), compared to a loss of 1.8 billion a year earlier, and a turnover up 54%. over this period, to 13.17 billion crowns.

SAS concludes a busy summer season with 7.1 million passengers in June, July and August combined. The number of passengers in August increased by 22% compared to the same month last year. We have worked hard to prepare for the summer season and we are pleased to see the strong demand and high number of passengers. We continue to see strong travel demand and will also increase capacity for the winter season said Anko van der Werff, CEO of SAS.

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