Turkish Airlines Achieves Historic Load Factor
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Turkish Airlines Achieves Historic Load Factor

Turkish Airlines reached its highest Load Factor ever of 80.7% in the first five months of 2018

TLME News Service

Turkish Airlines, announced the figures for 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.

Highlights:

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.

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