The global carrier announced its traffic results for the last month of 2019. While the airline carried 74.2 million passengers last year, the largest increase was 18.4% with 477,000 passengers on flights to Central and South America.

Turkish Airlines added new routes to its flight network, expanded its fleet with new aircraft throughout 2019, maintained its successful performance with its load factor for December, and reached 74.2 million passengers for the 12-month period of 2019.   
According to the December 2019 Traffic Results:
• Passenger figures for December 2018 totaling 5.5 million decreased by 0.5% to 5.48 million in the same month of 2019. While passenger numbers on domestic routes decreased by 11.5%, there was an increase of 7.7% on international routes.
• The passenger load factor in December 2019 showed a 0.5-point increase, reaching 80.7%.
• While the figure for revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) was 11.5 million in December 2018, this increased by 8.1% reaching 12.5 billion in the same month of 2019. RPK was a decreased of 9.4% on domestic flights, and an increased of 10.7% on international flights.
• International passenger figures (excluding international-to-international transfers) showed a 2.8% increase compared with December 2018.
• While the volume of cargo and post carried in December 2018 was 130,048 tons, this increased by 6.0% to 137,882 tons in the same month of 2019.
The regional results for December 2019 were:
• The revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) showed an increase of 14.2% in the Far East, 12.7% in Africa, 7.8% in North America, 5% in Europe, and 1.5% in the Middle East.
• Passenger load factor increased by 4.8% in Central and South America, 3.2% in the Middle East, and 1.3% in North America.
• Passenger numbers increased by 12.3% in the Far East, 9.7% in Africa, 8.1% in North America, and 6.7% in Europe.

Traffic Results for January-December 2019:
• The total number of passengers that was 75.1 million in the period of January-December 2018, decreased by 1.1% to 74.3 million in the same period of 2019. There was a decrease of 7.5% in passenger figures on domestic flights, and a 3.8% increase on international flights. 
• Compared with the period of January-December 2018, there was a 5.4% increase in the number of international-to-international transfer passengers.
• Excluding international-to-international transfers, there was a 1.9% increase in international transfers compared with the period of January-December 2018.
• Passenger load factor figures had decreased by 0.3-point to 81.6%.
• The total available seat kilometers (ASK) that was 182 billion in the period of January-December 2018, increased by 3.1% in the same period of 2019, reaching 187.7 billion. While the ASK decreased 6.9% on domestic flights, there was an increase of 4.6% on international flights.
• While the RPK of the period January-December 2018 was 149.1 billion, this increased by 2.7% to 153.2 billion in the same period of 2019. There was a 5.8% RPK decrease on domestic flights and an increase of 4.1% on international flights.
• The number of landings of passenger aircraft that was 493,876 in the period of January-December 2018, decreased by 1.4% to 486,894 in the same period of 2019.
• While the volume of cargo and post carried by the flag carrier in the period of January-December 2018 was 1,413,401 tons, this increased by 9.2% to 1,543,028 tons in the same period of 2019.
• Turkish Airlines’ fleet that consisted of 332 aircraft in December 2018 increased to 350 aircraft in December 2019.  

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