Turkish Airlines has disclosed that its passenger and cargo traffic for September and high load factor performance reached 83.4 per cent.
On top of the strong base effect of September 2017, growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines.
According to September 2018 Traffic Results; the total number of passengers carried went up by 1 per cent reaching about 7 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4 per cent.
Also, 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% approximately. International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) also went up by 3 per cent approximately.
Furthermore 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. Africa showed load factor growth of 7 points, while Europe, Domestic Lines and Far East showed load factor growth of about 2 points.
According to the January-September 2018 Traffic Results; there was an 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. The 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 also increased by 25 per cent and reached to 1 million tons.