Turkish Airlines has announced its “Passenger and Cargo Traffic Results” for September 2017, which it said has now reached its highest Load Factor in last five years in September 2017, with 81.5percent LF.
The evaluation of September 2017 Traffic Results shows that the total Load Factor improved significantly by 5.7 points to 81.5percent, while international LF increased by 6.1 points to 81percent (September 2015 LF: percent 79.3). This doubles the digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometer) that commenced in July, kept on with 10percent demand growth.
Also, the total number of passengers carried went up by 13percent reaching 6.7 million passengers. Compared to September 2015, number of passengers carried increased by 17percent and demand increased by 21percent. While excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), the number of international passengers went up by 30percent .
Equally, in September, cargo/mail volume increased by 25percent, compared to September 2016. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, is the Middle East with 44percent increase and Europe with 31percent 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 January – September which was 5.5percent percent and 6.1percent , 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 79percent, while international Load Factor increased almost by 5 points, up to 78percent while Cargo/mail carried increased by 27percent and reached to 810 thousand tonnes, thanks to strong pick up in cargo/mail volume in January-September period.