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Turkish Airlines' load factor hits 5-year high in September

ISTANBUL, October 9, 2017

Turkish Airlines' September load factor reached its highest in the last five years, going up 5.7 points to 81.5 per cent.

International load factor also recorded a jump in September, 6.1 points to 81 per cent compared to the September 2016.

The total number of passengers carried for the month went up by 13 per cent, reaching 6.7 million passengers. Compared to September 2016, number of passengers carried increased by 17 per cent and demand increased by 21 per cent.

Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up by 30 per cent.

In September, cargo/mail volume increased by 25 per cent, compared to September 2016. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, were Middle East (up 44 per cent) and Europe (up 31 per cent).

January-August 2017 Traffic Results:

From January-September, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 5.5 per cent and 6.1 per cent, respectively, over the same period last year. Total number of passengers reached 51.6 million.

During the first eight months, total load factor improved by 4.3 points up to 79 per cent, while international Load Factor increased almost by 5 points, up to 78 per cent.
    
Cargo/mail carried increased by 27 per cent and reached to 810 thousand tonnes, thanks to strong pick up in cargo/mail volume in January-September period. - TradeArabia News Service




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