SAS Group reported that total traffic for group airlines rose 0.8% in February to 2.3 billion RPKs compared to February 2004. Noting that comparisons are skewed owing to the fact that February 2004 contained an extra day, SAS said traffic was weaker this year. Capacity climbed 4.2% to 4 billion ASKs and load factor slipped 1.9 points to 57.2%. On intercontinental routes, load factor plummeted 8.1 points. Scandinavian Airlines reported that ASKs fell 1.8% to 3 billion, RPKs were down 5% ...

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