Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, says its global “Passenger and Cargo Traffic Results” for September 2017 reached its highest Load Factor in the last five years in September 2017, with 81.5% LF.
According to the Media officer of the airline in a statement, the evaluation of September 2017 Traffic Results shows that the total Load Factor improved significantly by 5.7 points to 81.5%, while international LF increased by 6.1 points to 81% (September 2015 LF: %79.3). This doubles the digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometer) that commenced in July, kept on with 10% demand growth.
Also, the total number of passengers carried went up by 13% reaching 6.7 million passengers. Compared to September 2015, number of passengers carried increased by 17% and demand increased by 21%. While excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), the number of international passengers went up by 30%.
Equally, in September, cargo/mail volume increased by 25%, compared to September 2016. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, is the Middle East with 44% increase and Europe with 31% increase. İn the same month, the load factor increased for all regions. North America and Far East showed visible growth among other regions with 10.3 points and 6.3 points increase, respectively.
While evaluating the results of January-August 2017 Traffic Results,there was an increase in demand and total number of passengers between Janaury – September which was 5.5% and 6.1%, respectively, over the same period. Total number of passengers also reached 51,6 million.
Similarly, during January – September, total Load Factor improved by 4.3 points up to 79%, while international Load Factor increased almost by 5 points, up to 78% while Cargo/mail carried increased by 27% and reached to 810 thousand tonnes, thanks to strong pick up in cargo/mail volume in January-September period.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 329 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 300 destinations worldwide with 251 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2017 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines, already having a six consecutive years of “Best Airline in Europe” award between 2011-2016, now chosen as the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the ninth consecutive times. Having won the “Best Economy Class Onboard Catering” award in 2010, Turkish Airlines also awarded as the World’s “Best Business Class Onboard Catering” in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and 2017. Winning the “World’s Best Business Class Lounge” award in 2015 and 2017, the global carrier also picked up the World’s “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” award for the third consecutive years according to this year’s survey results. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,450 daily flights to 1,300 airports in 190 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.