1.8 million passengers travelled with SAS in May

One million passengers travelled with SAS Airlines during December

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 travelling 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.

SAS scheduled trafficDec21Change1Nov21- Dec21Change1
ASK (Mill.)2,310144.3%4,682140.4%
RPK (Mill.)1,301315.8%2,730383.5%
Passenger load factor56.3%       23.2 pp58.3% 29.3 pp
No. of passengers (000)977151.6%2,286218.3%
Geographical development, scheduleDec21           vs.          Dec20Nov21- Dec21   vs.   Nov20-Dec20
SAS charter trafficDec21Change1Nov21- Dec21Change1
ASK (Mill.)971,658.4%1761,191.0%
RPK (Mill.)733,635.8%1382,585.2%
Load factor74.8%39.6 pp78.3%40.7 pp
No. of passengers (000)203,834.7%382,485.3%
SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter)Dec21Change1Nov21- Dec21Change1
ASK (Mill.)2,407153.1%4,858147.8%
RPK (Mill.)1,373336.2%2,868403.4%
Load factor57.0%24.0 pp59.0%30.0 pp
No. of passengers (000)997156.4%2,324222.9%

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

Preliminary yield and PASKDec21Nominal change1FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK0.89-29.2%-30.5%
PASK, SEK0.5020.4%18.3%
Punctuality (arrival 15 min)66.0%
Change in total COemissions4.1%
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometre,-10.0%
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions48.9%


RPK – Revenue passenger kilometres

ASK – Available seat kilometres
Load factor – RPK/ASK
Yield – Passenger revenues/RPK (scheduled)

PASK – Passenger revenues/ASK (scheduled)