The global carrier announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for the successful month of November. The numbers demonstrate that 2018 was a more successful year than the previous.
Turkish Airlines, which recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for November, reached 81.4% load factor in the month under discussion. Despite the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, the revenue per kilometer, and the load factor are also important indicators of the gradually increasing interest in the last quarter of the year in Turkey and Turkish Airlines.
According to the November 2018 Traffic Results:
• The passenger growth trend continued in November. The total number of passengers increased by 4%, compared to the same month in 2017, reaching 5.5 million passengers while the load factor reached 81.4%.
• In November 2018, the total load factor improved by 2 points compared to the same period in 2017. The international load factor increased by 3 points to 81%, and the domestic load factor reached 84%.
• International-to-international transfer passengers went up by approximately 8%, while the number of international passengers went up by 13%.
• In November, cargo/mail volume continued the double-digit growth trend and increased by 25%, compared to the same period in 2017. The main contributors of the growth in cargo/mail volume are North America with 45%, Africa with 32%, the Far East with 23%, and Europe with 21% increase.
According to the January-November 2018 Traffic Results:
• During the first 11 months of the year, there was a 10% increase in demand and total number of passengers compared to the same period last year. The total number of passengers reached 69.7 million.
• During January-November, the total load factor improved by 3 points up to 82%. While international load factor increased by 3 points reaching 82%, domestic load factor went up by 1 point reaching 85%.
• Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), the number of international passengers significantly increased by 12%.
• During the first 11 months of the year, the volume of cargo/mail increased by 25%, reaching 1.3 million tons.