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SAS traffic up 6.4% in Feb-2011

Shares in SAS group were up 1.9% yesterday, as the group's airlines reported a 6.4% increase in traffic for Feb-2011, to 2 million passengers. Average load factors eased 0.4 percentage points. The group's carriers are Scandinavian Airlines, Wideroe and Blue1.

SAS Group reported the following traffic highlights in Feb-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.0 million, +6.4% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 66.5%, -0.4 ppt;
    • Scandinavian Airlines: 67.4%, -0.4 ppt;
    • Wideroe: 58%, +1.5 ppts;
    • Blue1: 60.3%, +0.6 ppt.

airberlin reported the following traffic highlights in Feb-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.1 million, +1.0% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 71.4%, +1.4 ppts. 

Aer Lingus reported the following traffic highlights in Feb-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 574,000, -13.6% year-on-year;
    • Short-haul: 536,000, -13.3%;
    • Long-haul: 38,000, -17.4%;
  • Passenger load factor: 67.4%, -2.5 ppts;
    • Short-haul: 69.9%, -0.9 ppt;
    • Long-haul: 61.7%, -6.0 ppts.

Cimber Sterling announced (07-Mar-2011) the following traffic highlights in Feb-2011:

  • Passenger numbers:
    • Scheduled: 141,281, +15% year-on-year;
  • Revenue passenger kilometres: 113.5 million, -10%;
    • Scheduled: 93.7 million, -1%;
  • Available seat kilometres: 178.9 million, -9%;
    • Scheduled: 149.9 million, +1%;
  • Passenger load factor: 63.5%;
    • Scheduled: 63%, -1 ppt;
  • On-time performance: 84%, +7 ppts;
  • Jan-2011:
    • Yield*: EUR 16.36 cents, +28%;
    • Revenue per ASK: EUR 10.59 cents, +45%. 

*Based on the conversion rate at EUR1 = DKK7.45871

Selected EAD daily share price movements (% change): 07-Mar-2011