Turkish Airlines reached the highest Load Factor


Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced the results of passenger and cargo traffic in May, achieved the highest first five-month load factor (LF) in its history with 80.7%. The national flag carrier maintains its position on the global aviation agenda with the high LF performances it has reached especially in recent periods.

Upon the double-digit passenger increases in the first four months of 2018, total number of passengers carried went up by 4% reaching 6.1 million passengers, and Load Factor stood at %78.6 in May.

In May 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 1 point, with an increase of 3,6% in capacity (Available Seat Kilometer), while international LF increased by 1,7 points to 78% and domestic Load Factor stood at 83%.

In May, cargo/mail volume continued the double digit growth trend and increased by 22%, compared to May 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are domestic lines with 35% increase, Middle East with 31% increase, N. America with 29% increase, Europe with 24% increase and Africa with 22% increase.

In May, N. America, Africa and Far East showed load factor growth of 5 points, 3 points and 1 point, respectively.

During January-May, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 17% and 19%, respectively, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached to 29.3 million.

During January-May, total Load Factor improved by approximately 5 points up to 80,7%, recording the highest load factor in Turkish Airlines history for the first five months. While international Load Factor increased by 5 points up to 80%, domestic load factor went up by 2 points to 85%.

Cargo/mail carried during the first five months increased by 30% and reached 545 thousand tons, thanks to strong pick up in cargo/mail volume in May of 2018.


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