Turkish Airlines Announces Passenger and Cargo Traffic Results for January 2018

Press release
Published February 12th, 2018 - 10:43 GMT
Turkish Airlines consistently continues to increase its total passenger number.
Turkish Airlines consistently continues to increase its total passenger number.

Making the whole world more accessible for its passengers by flying to 300 international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines consistently continues to increase its total passenger number.

According to the recently announced ‘January 2018 Traffic Results’;

Turkish Airlines reached the highest Load Factor in January with 79.8%. Total Load Factor improved by 7.3 points to 79.8% with an increase of 17% in Available Seat Kilometer, while international LF increased by 7.5 points to 78.6%. Domestic and International flights have reached the highest January LF of Turkish Airlines history.

Double digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometer) that commenced in July 2017, kept on with 29% demand growth in January 2018.

Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up by 45%.

In January, cargo/mail volume increased by 34%, compared to January 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are Middle East with 45% increase, Domestic Lines with 44% increase and and Europe with 39% increase.

In January, Load Factor increased for all regions. North America, Middle East, Central America, South America and Africa showed visible growth among other regions with 13 points, 1 points, 9 points and 8 points increase, respectively.

Background Information

Turkish Airlines

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, and a Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline company with a fleet of 155 aircraft flying to 172 destinations around the world, comprising 41 domestic and 131 international destinations.

Turkish Airlines is one of the most preferred leading European air carrier with global network coverage thanks to its strict compliance with flight safety, reliability, product line, service quality and competitiveness while maintaining its identity of the flag carrier of the Republic of Turkey in the civil air transportation industry.

Contact Information

Turkish Airlines Management Office
Al Shoala Building A,
Block 608, Deira,
P.O. Box 1200
Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Fax number
+971 (0) 4 294 56 76
Company email

PR Contact

Contact Name
May Allam
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