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Turkish Airlines load factor hits 80.2pc in December

ISTANBUL, January 11, 2019

Turkish Airlines' load factor reached 80.2 per cent in December, up by 0.5 points compared to the same period in 2017.

According to a statement released by the airline, international load factor increased by 0.5 points to 80 per cent and domestic load factor reached 84 per cent.

The total number of passengers carried for the month went up by 1 per cent, reaching 5.5 million passengers.

International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) went up by 3 per cent approximately, while the number of international passengers - excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers)- went up by 8 per cent.

In December 2018, 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 this growth in cargo/mail volume are North America with 33 per cent, Africa with 33 per cent, Far East with 17 per cent, and Europe with a 17 per cent increase.

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 at the end of the year as well.

January-December 2018 traffic results

During January-December 2018, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 10 per cent over the same period last year, with total number of passengers reaching 75.2 million.

Total load factor for the 12 month period improved by 3 points up to 82 per cent. International load factor increased by 3 points reaching 81 per cent and domestic load factor went up by 1 point reaching 85 per cent.

Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), the number of international passengers went up significantly by 12 per cent.

When compared to 2017, cargo/mail carried during the year 2018 increased by 25 per cent, reaching 1.4 million tons. - TradeArabia News Service

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