Turkish Airlines announces its “Passenger and Cargo Traffic Results” for September 2017.

  •   2017-10-10      

Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline considered to be the 'Best Airline in Europe' with a fleet of 329 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 300 destinations worldwide. It has recently announced that it had faced the highest load factor in five years in September 2017, with 81.5% LF. The results published by the Airline are as follows:

Evaluation of September 2017 Traffic Results:

  • Total Load Factor improved significantly by 5.7 points to 81.5%, while international LF increased by 6.1 points to 81% (September 2015 LF: %79.3)
  •  Double-digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometre) that commenced in July, kept on with 10% demand growth.
  • The total number of passengers carried went up by 13% reaching 6.7 million passengers. Compared to September 2015, the number of passengers carried increased by 17% and demand increased by 21%.
  •  Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), a number of international passengers went up by 30%.
  • In September, cargo/mail volume increased by 25%, compared to September 2016. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are the Middle East with 44% increase and Europe with 31% increase.
  •  In September, Load Factor increased for all regions. North America and the Far East showed visible growth among other regions with 10.3 points and 6.3 points increase, respectively.


Evaluation of January-August 2017 Traffic Results:

  • During January-September, increase in demand and the total number of passengers was 5.5% and 6.1%, respectively, over the same period of last year. The total number of passengers reached to 51,6 million.
  • During January-September, total Load Factor improved by 4.3 points up to 79%, while international Load Factor increased almost by 5 points, up to 78%.
  •  Cargo/mail carried increased by 27% and reached to 810 thousand tonnes, thanks to a strong pick up in cargo/mail volume in January-September period.