In Summary

The national flag carrier maintains its position on the global aviation agenda with the high LF performances it has reached especially in recent periods.

Instanbul. Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced the results of passenger and cargo traffic in May, achieved the highest first five-month load factor (LF) in its history with 80.7 per cent.

The national flag carrier maintains its position on the global aviation agenda with the high LF performances it has reached especially in recent periods.

Upon the double-digit passenger increases in the first four months of 2018, total number of passengers carried went up by 4 per cent reaching 6.1 million passengers, and Load Factor stood at 78.6 per cent in May and improved by one point, with an increase of 3.6 per cent in capacity (Available Seat Kilometre), while international LF increased by 1.7 points to 78 percent and domestic LF stood at 83 percent.

In May, cargo/mail volume continued the double digit growth trend and increased by 22 per cent, compared to May 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume are domestic lines with 35 percent increase, Middle East with 31 per cent increase, North America with 29 per cent increase, Europe with 24 per cent increase and Africa with 22 percent increase. In May, North America, Africa and Far East showed load factor growth of five points, three points and one point, respectively. (Agencies)

During January to May, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 17 percent and 19 percent, respectively, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached to 29.3 million.

(Agencies)