SAS Group traffic up 5.8% in June

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SAS Group witnessed a 5.8% increase in traffic in June against the same month last year.

Capacity grew 6.3% as passenger numbers increased 3.6% to 2.64 million, resulting in a 0.4 percentage point decline in load factor to 80.2%.

At its Scandinavian Airlines unit, traffic grew 6.1% while capacity grew 6.4%, resulting in a 0.2 percentage point fall in load factor to 80.9%.

Its Wideroe unit saw traffic decline by 3.7% against capacity growth of 2.9%. Passenger numbers grew 4.1% to 239,000 as load factor declined 4.2 percentage points to 61.3%.

SAS Group also holds minority stakes in Air Greenland and Estonian Air, and formerly owned part of the now defunct Skyways Express.