Turkish Airlines records highest number of passengers in 2017
Turkish Airlines announced its 2018 January passenger and cargo traffic results, reaching the highest load factor in history, with 79.8% in January.
Total number of passengers carried went up by 37% reaching 5.7 million passengers; this is the first time the airline crossed the five million passenger level.
According to the recently announced ‘January 2018 Traffic Results’, total load factor improved by 7.3 points to 79.8% with an increase of 17% in available seat kilometer, while international LF increased by 7.5 points to 78.6%. Domestic and international flights reached the highest January LF of Turkish Airlines history.
Double digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometer) that commenced in July 2017, kept on with 29% demand growth in January 2018. Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up by 45%.
In January, cargo/mail volume increased by 34% compared to January 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are Middle East with 45% increase, domestic lines with 44% increase, and and Europe with 39% increase.
In January, load factor increased for all regions. North America, Middle East, Central America, South America, and Africa showed visible growth among other regions with 13 points, 1 points, 9 points, and 8 points increase, respectively.