Singapore Airlines released its traffic totals for June 2020 yesterday, with the statistics reflecting the first uptick in traffic since schedules were slashed almost completely to zero over three months ago. The increase came about from additional services and transit traffic approval, which also led to a higher proportion of seats being filled on each flight.
Numbers remain painfully low however, with the airline carrying 99.3% fewer passengers compared to June 2019.
“In June 2020, the demand for air travel continued to be severely impacted as border controls and travel restrictions remained in place around the world. Group passenger capacity (measured in available seat kilometres) was down by 95.1% year-on-year. Overall passenger carriage (measured in revenue passenger-kilometres) was lower by 99.3%, resulting in a Group passenger load factor of 12.2%, a decline of 74 percentage points year-on-year.”
SIA welcomed over 1.8 million passengers on board its aircraft in June 2019, close to 63,000 per day.
In contrast, a year later, the mainline carrier flew only 13,900 passengers in June 2020 on 389 passenger flights – an average of just 460 passengers per day and the equivalent of around 35 passengers on every flight.
However, these statistics are an improvement on May 2020’s low point of 8,600 passengers (280 per day, 29 on average per flight).
|Operating Results: June 2020|