Singapore Airlines sees boost in pax traffic

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AAV_Bulletin_NEWSIn September 2023, the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group continued to see robust demand for air travel as the airline approaches the end of the summer season in the Northern hemisphere.

Passenger traffic grew 24.8% compared to last year, outpacing capacity expansion of 23.7%. Consequently, the Group’s passenger load factor increased 0.7 percentage points year-on-year to reach 87.7%, with SIA and Scoot posting monthly PLFs of 87.6% and 88.1% respectively. Both airlines carried a combined total of 2.9 million passengers during the month, up 36.0% from a year before.

Cargo operations posted a load factor of 57.1%, or 0.7 percentage points higher year-on-year. Cargo loads rose by 6.1% year-on-year, which was higher than the capacity expansion of 4.6% on the back of increased bellyhold capacity from passenger services.

At the end of September 2023, the Group’s passenger network1 covered 119 destinations in 36 countries and territories. SIA served 75 destinations, while Scoot served 67 destinations. The cargo network1 comprised 124 destinations in 38 countries and territories.

SIA offering discounted tickets during travel fair
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will offer discounts on more than 170,000 Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class round-trip tickets from Singapore to 71 destinations at its upcoming Time to Fly travel fair. The discounts are applicable for eligible flights, for travel between January and September 2024. Online sales will be between 3 and 16 November 2023 on the SIA website and mobile application, as well as through SIA-appointed travel agents.

These discounted tickets, as well as exclusive travel deals from participating travel agents and partners, will also be available during the physical three-day Time to Fly travel fair, which takes place from 3 to 5 November 2023 at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre’s halls 405 and 406. The fair will also feature exclusive deals on 200,000 one-way tickets from Scoot, SIA’s low-cost subsidiary.

Lee Lik Hsin, Chief Commercial Officer, Singapore Airlines, said: “Our biggest Time to Fly travel fair offers customers attractive discounts on 170,000 round-trip SIA tickets and 200,000 one-way Scoot tickets, from Singapore to around the world. SIA and Scoot are pleased to offer our customers greater options and value as they make their travel and holiday plans for 2024, and as we return to pre-pandemic levels of operations.”

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