Thursday, 17 January 2019

More than 75 million people flew with Turkish Airlines last year

Turkish Airlines Airbus             Photo Turkish Airlines
One of the globes fast-growing international air carriers, Turkish Airlines, has released its figures both for December 2018 and the whole year, which revealed the airline flew more than 75 million people during 2018.

For December 2018 the carrier reached an impressive 80.2% load factor and the total number of people that flew with them was 5.5million, up 1% on December 2017's total.  Growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometre and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growth the airline has experienced in recent times, it is also a clear indicator that Turkish Airlines is becoming a truly global carrier. 



According to the December 2018 Traffic Results;
Total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80.2%.
In December 2018, total load factor improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80%, domestic load factor reached to 84%.
International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) went up by 3% approximately, while the number of international passengers -excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers)- went up by 8%.
In December 2018, cargo/mail volume continued the double digit growth trend and increased by 20%, compared to the same period of 2017. Main contributors to this growth in cargo/mail volume are N. America with 33%, Africa with 33%, Far East with 17%, and Europe with 17% increase.
In December 2018, Africa showed load factor growth of 2,5 points, while N. America, Far East and the Middle East showed load factor growth of 1 point.

According to the January-December 2018 Traffic Results;
During January-December 2018, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 10%, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached to 75,2 million.
During January-December 2018, total load factor improved by 3 points up to 82%. While international load factor increased by 3 points reaching 81%, and domestic load factor went up by 1 point reaching 85%.
Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), the number of international passengers went up significantly by 12%.
When compared to 2017, cargo/mail carried during the year 2018 increased by 25% and reaching to 1.4 million tons.    
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