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Turkish Airlines’ load factor tops 83pc in September

KUWAIT, October 14, 2018

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

On top of the strong base effect of September 2017, 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, an airline statement said.

Key highlights of September traffic:

•    The passenger growth trend continued in September, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 1 per cent reaching about 7 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to  per cent83.4.

•    In September 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 2 points, while international Load Factor increased by 2 points to 83 per cent, domestic Load Factor increased by 2 points to 87 per cent approximately.

•    International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) went up by 3 per cent approximately.

•    In September, cargo/mail volume continued the double digit growth trend and increased by 22 per cent, compared to the same period of 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are Domestic Lines with 48 per cent, N. America with 32 per cent increase, Africa with 23 per cent increase and Far East with 20 per cent increase.

•    In September, Africa showed load factor growth of 7 points, while Europe, Domestic Lines and Far East showed load factor growth of about 2 points.

Highlights of the January-September traffic:

•    During January-September, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 10 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached to 58 million.

•    During January-September, total Load Factor improved by 3 points up to 82 per cent. While international Load Factor increased by approximately 3 points exceeding 81 per cent, domestic Load Factor went up by 2 points exceeding 85 per cent.

•    Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up significantly by 13 per cent.

•    Cargo/mail carried during the nine months increased by 25 per cent and reached to 1 million tons. – TradeArabia News Service

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