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Turkish Airlines releases its 2018 April passenger and cargo traffic results

Posted 16 May 2018 · Add Comment

Turkish Airlines has announced its traffic results recorded in April, after announcing its successful first quarter results a short while ago.

 

According to the April 2018 Traffic Results;

 

Upon the double-digit passenger increases in the first quarter of 2018, total number of passengers carried went up by 15% reaching 6.4 million passengers, in April. This passenger increase enabled the highest April load factor in Turkish Airlines history with 83.2% load factor.   

Total Load Factor improved by 4.1 points, with an increase of 6.1% in capacity (Available Seat Kilometer), while international LF increased by 4.2 points to 82.6% and domestic Load Factor to 87.1% in April.  

Double digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometer) that commenced in July 2017, kept on with 12% demand growth in April 2018.  

Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up by 30%. This has been an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey.  

In April, cargo/mail volume increased by 18%, compared to April 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume are N. America with 27% increase, Middle East, Africa and domestic lines with 26% increase, and Europe with 19% increase.  

In April, Load Factor increased for all regions. Africa, N. America and Europe showed visible load factor growth among other regions with 6 points, 6 points and 5 points increase, respectively.  

 

According to the January-April 2018 Traffic Results; 

During January-April, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 21% and 24%, respectively, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached to 23 million.  

During January-April, Total Load Factor improved by 5.8 points up to 81.2%. While International Load Factor increased by 6 points up to 81%, Domestic Load Factor went up by approximately 4 points to 86%. 

Cargo/mail carried increased by 32% and reached 425 thousand tons, thanks to strong pick up in cargo/mail volume in April of 2018.  

 

 

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