(05 Feb 2021)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) flew 280,000 passengers in
January 2021, a decrease of 28% compared to December 2020.
Compared to January 2020, the number of passengers
was down by some 85%.
SAS’ capacity decreased by
15% when compared to December 2020, corresponding to a decrease of almost 78%
when compared to
The load factor in January 2021 was 30%, a decrease of about 3
percentage points compared to December and 37 percentage points in
comparison to last year.
“During January, new travel restrictions have been
introduced at short notice in Scandinavia and the rest of the EU.
This means that as of February 1, all SAS’ international
destinations have either requirement for quarantine, requirements
for a negative PCR test or a general entry ban for non-residents,”
said Rickard Gustafson, CEO SAS. “Reintroduced and extended travel
restrictions have significantly reduced the demand for air travel
and has forced SAS to adapt both the offered destinations and
departures to the prevailing conditions. The increased
restrictions mean that we estimate that demand, and thus our
capacity, will remain at low levels for the rest of the winter
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