Passenger numbers continue to climb at Turkish Airlines

posted on 14th May 2018 by Justin Burns
Passenger numbers continue to climb at Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines’ passenger numbers continue to climb last month as it welcomed 15 per cent more on-board in April than the same month last year.

This comes after the carrier achieved double-digit passenger increases in the first quarter of 2018. 6.4 million people flew with the airline last month.

This passenger increase enabled Turkish Airlines to post the highest April load factor in its history at 83.2 per cent.

Total load factor (TLF) improved by 4.1 points, with an increase of 6.1 per cent in capacity (available seat kilometre), while international LF increased by 4.2 points to 82.6 per cent and domestic LF to 87.1 per cent in April.

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

Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up by 30 per cent, which the carrier said “is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey”.

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

From January-April, TLF improved by 5.8 points up to 81.2 per cent. While international LF increased by six points up to 81 per cent, domestic LF went up by approximately four points to 86 per cent.