Singapore Airlines says November traffic showed ‘strong passenger demand’ ahead of holidays

Singapore Airlines A350 November 2022, strong passenger demand heading into the year-end peak travel season continued to drive a strong operating performance for the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group.

SIA and Scoot carried a total of 2.4 million passengers in November 2022, up 6.1 percent from the previous month, as group passenger capacity (measured in available seat-kilometres) expanded by 5.5 percent. Year-on-year, the group capacity almost doubled, reaching 75 percent of pre-COVID-19 levels during the month.

The group passenger load factor (PLF) came in at 85.9 percent during the month, marginally lower by 0.5 percentage points on a month-on-month basis, and 56.8 percentage points higher on a year-on-year basis.

Cargo operations registered a load factor of 56 percent, or 27.9 percentage points lower year-on-year. Loads (freight tonne-kilometres) declined by 19.2 percent year-on-year, while capacity (capacity tonne-kilometres) expanded by 21.2 percent as increased passenger services resulted in higher bellyhold capacity.

In November, Scoot resumed operations to Hokkaido (Sapporo), offering both scheduled services via Taipei as well as direct seasonal services until February 2023, and commenced services to Kuantan. During the month, Scoot also suspended services to Zhengzhou, following the imposition of COVID-19 restrictions in the city. At the end of November 2022, the group’s passenger network covered 110 destinations. SIA served 76 destinations, while Scoot served 56 destinations. The cargo network comprised 116 destinations.

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