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Turkish Airlines load factor hits 85.3pc in July

ISTANBUL, August 12, 2018

Flag carrier Turkish Airlines recorded its highest load factor (LF) in July, which improved by 1.5 points to 85.3 per cent

The international LF increased by 1.7 points to 84.9 per cent while domestic LF stood at 88 per cent.

While capacity (Available Seat Kilometre) increased by 2 per cent compared to July 2017, the total number of passengers carried went up by 4 per cent, reaching 7.8 million passengers.

Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), the number of international passengers went up by 7 per cent.

In July, cargo/mail volume continued the double-digit growth trend and increased by 20 per cent, compared to the same period of 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are Middle East (33 per cent increase), Europe (26 per cent increase), Africa (26 per cent increase), North America (32 per cent increase) and Far East (16 per cent increase).

January-July 2018 Traffic Results

During January-July, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 13 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached 43 million.
 
During the first seven months, total LF improved by 4 points up to 81 per cent. While international LF increased by approximately 4 points up to 81 per cent, domestic load factor went up by 2 points to 85 per cent, thus recording the highest LF in Turkish Airlines history for the period of January-July.

Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), the number of international passengers went up significantly by 18 per cent.
 
Cargo/Mail carried during the first seven months of 2018 increased by 26 per cent and reached 779,000 tons. - TradeArabia News Service
 




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