Turkish Airlines reached highest first-half load factor


17th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, July 17: The flag carrier airline, Turkish Airlines has announced the results of June 2018 passenger and cargo traffic, which has  achieved the highest rate of Load Factor (LF) in the first six months of its history with a brilliant performance of 80.4%. The double-digit growth that the flag carrier has recorded in the number of international non-transit passengers, marks an increasing interest in Turkey.

[caption id="attachment_16329" align="alignnone" width="908"] Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER photographed on 6 April 2015 from Wolfe Air Aviation Learjet 25B by Chad Slattery.[/caption]

 According to the June 2018 Traffic Results; in the period of June 2018, passengers carried increased by 10.6%, to 6.3 million passengers from 5.7 million passengers for the same period of 2017. Increase in number of passengers carried in domestic and international lines are 14.5% and 7.8%, respectively. Similarly,Total L/F is increased by 2.6 point to 79%, while international L/F is increased by 2.7 point.

 RPK has  increased by 8.2% to 12.4 billion during the period of June 2018 from 11.5 billion for the same period of 2017. Increase in RPK in domestic and international lines are 14.6% and 7.2%, respectively.  International-to-international transfer passengers has increased by 0.7% and  International Non-transit passengers has increased by 16,9% compared to the period of June 2017.

 Cargo/Mail carried during the period of June 2018 is  increased by 18.6% to 115,989 tons from 97,828 tons in 2017.  During the period of June 2018, the regional traffic results are  Increase in RPK in Europe, Africa, Domestic Lines and Middle East are 15.1%, 14.3%, 13.8% and 11.4%, Increase in L/F in Africa, N. America, Far East and Europe are 7 pt., 4.6 pt., 4.2 pt. and 3.1 pt.and Increase in passengers carried in Africa, Europe, Domestic Lines and Middle East are 15.7%, 15%, 13.8% and 10.2% respectively.

 According to the January-June 2018 Traffic Results, In the period of January- June 2018 passengers carried increased by 17.8%, to 35.6 million passengers from 30.3 million passengers for the same period of 2017. Increase in number of passengers carried in domestic and international lines are 20.3% and 15.8%, respectively. Likewise, International-to-international transfer passengers has increased by 11%, compared to the same period of 2017 and International Non-transit passengers has increased by 22.3% compared to the period of January - June 2017. Similarly,  L/F is  increased by 4.3 point to 80.4%. and ASK is increased by 9.2% to 88.1 billion during the period of January- June 2018 from 80.6 billion for the same period of 2017. ASK in domestic lines increased by 16.6%, while ASK in international lines increased by 8.2%.

RPK is  increased by 15.5% to 70.8 billion during the period of January- June 2018 from 61.3 billion for the same period of 2017. Increase in RPK in domestic and international lines are 19.6% and 14.8%, respectively.  Number of landings (passenger aircraft) of 216,780 for the period of January- June 2017 increased by 10.3% to 239,053 in 2018 and  Cargo/Mail carried during the period of January- June 2018 increased by 27.7% to 661,234 tons from 517,884 tons in 2017.