October upswing for SAS and Fly Me
The Local · 7 Nov 2005, 13:58
Published: 07 Nov 2005 13:58 GMT+01:00
Measured in passenger kilometres, SAS's total traffic increased by 8.5% in October compared to the same month last year. Cabin factor, which shows how full the planes are, increased by 5.1% to 70.3%.
Buoyed by low prices and simpler ticketing, SAS flew more passengers on almost all its routes. The exception was the intercontinental routes, where traffic fell by 1.4%.
However, SAS, which is soon to present its third quarter figures, is still being cautious in its short term predictions.
Fly Me increased its departures in October and saw a 23.3% rise in the number of passengers compared to last year. Cabin factor rose from 53.5% last Octoner to 63.3% this year.
At the same time, figures from the Swedish Civil Aviation Authority showed that 2,654,100 passengers used the country's airports - a 5% rise on last October.