SIA Group says July traffic down more than 90%


Use this oneSingapore Airlines released its July passenger and cargo traffic numbers and said “demand for air travel continued to be severely curtailed as border controls and travel restrictions remained in place around the world” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Group passenger capacity (measured in available seat kilometres) was down by 94.3 percent year-on-year. Overall passenger carriage (measured in revenue passenger-kilometres) was lower by 98.6 percent, resulting in a group passenger load factor (PLF) of 21.6 percent, a decline of 64.2 percentage points year-on-year.

SIA’s capacity was 93.1 percent lower compared to last year’s, with only a skeletal network in operation connecting Singapore to 25 metro cities. Passenger carriage declined 98.2 percent, resulting in a PLF of 22.5 percent.

SilkAir’s passenger carriage decreased by 99.6 percent year-on-year against a 99.3 percent cut in capacity. PLF was 43.3 percent. SilkAir only operated flights to Chongqing, Kuala Lumpur and Medan in July 2020.

Scoot’s passenger carriage declined 99.6 percent year-on-year against a contraction in capacity of 97.1 percent, which led to a PLF of 12.6 percent. In July 2020, Scoot increased the number of destinations served to nine (Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Ipoh, Kuching, Nanjing, Penang, Perth, Surabaya and Taipei). Operations to West Asia and Europe remained suspended.

Cargo load factor (CLF) was 26.5 percentage points higher as the capacity contraction of 60.9 percent year-on-year outpaced the 43.1 percent decline in cargo traffic (measured in freight tonne-kilometres). All route regions recorded increases in CLF in July 2020.

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