Customer demand has increased further, and 1.1 million passengers flew with SAS in September. This is an increase of almost 90% compared to the same month last year. Capacity increased and was 74% higher compared with September last year. The load factor for September ended at 54%, was 17 percentage points higher than the same month last year which is impacted by long-haul demand, which is currently driven primarily by cargo operations.
“Travel restrictions are easing up and we instantly see higher demand. We are very pleased we transported more than a million passengers for the third consecutive month, and we increase capacity accordingly. Uncertainty regarding the pandemic and future demand remains. SAS has to stay agile and flexible to be able to quickly respond to customers’ willingness to travel,” says Anko van der Werff, President & CEO of SAS.