In just over a year, Singapore Airlines has over twice its monthly available seat kilometres and more than tenfold increased the number of passengers it flies. The airline recently revealed its April 2022 traffic stats, and the figures show that the carrier is on the comeback. Singapore Airlines carried 1,146.200 passengers in April 2022, up from 95,900 in April 2021.
The Singapore Airlines Group's passenger load factor for the month was 72.7 %, the highest since the pandemic began. This included low-cost affiliate Scoot. This was an increase of 18.2% month over month and 59 % points year over year. Both airlines' passenger loads increased throughout all route zones.
Singapore Airlines' passenger operations are leading in every way. On Singapore Airlines flights in April, there were 3,398,300 available seat kilometres. The ASK figure for April was 7,384,600. The number of revenue passenger kilometres flown grew from 488,800 in April of last year to 5,716,200 this month. Load factors grew from 14.4% in April of last year to 77.4% in April of this year.
In the year leading up to April 30, 2022, load factors on Singapore Airlines flights to all parts of the world climbed by at least fourfold, and in many cases, by even more. Singapore Airlines offered 71 destinations as of April 30, 2022, while Scoot served 45. Singapore Airlines had 49 destinations on April 30, 2021, and Scoot had 19 destinations. Singapore Airlines restarted service to Davao and Cebu in April 2022, while Scoot reinstated service to Hat Yai and Kota Kinabalu.