The SAS Group's load factor improved by 1.9 p.u. to 76.5%.
SAS Group carried 2.6 million passengers in September, up 3.5%.
SAS Group's capacity (ASK) increased by 5.5% and the Group's traffic (RPK) increased by 8.3%.
Group market trends, RASK and yield development
Traffic growth was good on most routes during September and particularly strong on intercontinental and European routes as the Group increased its seasonal capacity to leisure destinations.
Currency adjusted yield (SAS) in August was up 3.6% versus previous year and RASK was up 1.5% in line with expectations. For September 2012 the RASK (change vs last year) is expected to be in line with last year, while the yield is expected to be negative versus previous year.
The response to market campaigns is good and forward booking levels continue to be well above last year's level. Overall, the market growth continues to be good, but remains unpredictable due to added capacity in certain markets, risk in the global economy and high jet fuel prices. This adds uncertainty to the yield and RASK outlook going forward.