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Turkish Airlines' load factor hits 83.4pc in October

ISTANBUL, November 11, 2018

Turkish Airlines recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, recording a high load factor with 83.4 per cent performance.

On top of the strong base effect of October 2017, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometre and load factor is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.
 
Key highlights of October traffic:
 
• The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5 per cent reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4 per cent.
 
• In October 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 2 points, while international Load Factor increased by 3 points to 83.2 per cent, and domestic Load Factor reached 85.1 per cent.
 
• International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) went up by approximately 7 per cent, while the number of international passengers excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) went up by 8 per cent.
 
• In October, cargo/mail volume continued the double-digit growth trend and increased by 24 per cent, compared to the same period of 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are Domestic Lines with 42 per cent increase, Africa with 35 per cent increase, North America with 30 per cent increase, and Europe with 24 per cent increase.
 
• In October, Africa, North America, Europe and Far East showed load factor growth of 7 points, 4 points, 3 points, and 3 points respectively.
 
Highlights of the January-September traffic:
 
• During January- October, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 10 per cent and 11 per cent, respectively, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers exceeded 64 million.
 
• During January-October, total Load Factor improved by 3 points up to 82.2 per cent. While international Load Factor increased by 3 points reaching 82 per cent, domestic Load Factor went up by 2 points reaching 86 per cent.
 
• Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), the number of international passengers went up significantly by 13 per cent.
 
• Cargo/Mail carried during the 10 months increased by 25 per cent and exceeded 1 million tons. - TradeArabia News Service




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