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Turkish Airlines load factor tops 81pc in November.

Turkish Airlines said that the passenger growth trend continued in November with an increase of 4 per cent year-on-year in the number of passengers carried reaching 5.5 million passengers, and load factor went up to 81.4 per cent.

Total load factor improved by 2 points during the month, compared to the same period of 2017, while international load factor increased by 3 points to 81 per cent, domestic load factor reached 84 per cent.

International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) went up by approximately 8 per cent, while the number of international passengers-excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers)-went up by 13 per cent.

In November, cargo/mail volume continued the double digit growth trend and increased by 25 per cent, compared to the same period of 2017. Main contributors to this growth in cargo/mail volume are N. America with 45 per cent, Africa with 32 per cent, Far East with 23 per cent and Europe with 21 per cent increase.

In November, Africa, N. America, Far East and Middle East showed load factor growth of 5 points, 5 points, 3 points and 2 points respectively.

According to the January-November 2018 Traffic Results, during January- November, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 10 per cent, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached to 69.7 million.

During January-November, total load factor improved by 3 points up to 82 per cent. While international load factor increased by 3 points reaching 82 per cent, domestic load factor went up by 1 points reaching 85 per cent.

Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers); number of international passengers went up significantly by 12 per cent.

Cargo/mail carried during the eleven months of the year increased by 25 per cent, reaching to 1.3 million tons. - TradeArabia News Service

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Publication:TradeArabia (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Dec 11, 2018
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