Turkish Airlines, that announced the results of June 2018 passenger and cargo traffic, achieved the highest rate of Load Factor (LF) in the first six months of its history with a brilliant performance of 80.4%. The double-digit growth that the flag carrier recorded in the number of international non-transit passengers, marks an increasing interest in Turkey.

According to the June 2018 Traffic Results;

ü  During the period of June 2018 passengers carried increased by 10.6%, to 6.3 million passengers from 5.7 million passengers for the same period of 2017. Increase in number of passengers carried in domestic and international lines are 14.5% and 7.8%, respectively.

ü  Total L/F increased by 2.6 point to 79%, while international L/F increased by 2.7 point.

ü  RPK increased by 8.2% to 12.4 billion during the period of June 2018 from 11.5 billion for the same period of 2017. Increase in RPK in domestic and international lines are 14.6% and 7.2%, respectively.

ü  International-to-international transfer passengers increased by 0.7%.

ü  International Non-transit passengers increased by 16,9% compared to the period of June 2017.

ü  Cargo/Mail carried during the period of June 2018 increased by 18.6% to 115,989 tons from 97,828 tons in 2017.

ü  During the period of June 2018, the regional traffic results are as follows:

Ø  Increase in RPK in Europe, Africa, Domestic Lines and Middle East are 15.1%, 14.3%, 13.8% and 11.4%.

Ø  Increase in L/F in Africa, N. America, Far East and Europe are 7 pt., 4.6 pt., 4.2 pt. and 3.1 pt.,

Ø  Increase in passengers carried in Africa, Europe, Domestic Lines and Middle East are 15.7%, 15%, 13.8% and 10.2% respectively.

According to the January-June 2018 Traffic Results;

ü  During the period of January- June 2018 passengers carried increased by 17.8%, to 35.6 million passengers from 30.3 million passengers for the same period of 2017. Increase in number of passengers carried in domestic and international lines are 20.3% and 15.8%, respectively.

ü  International-to-international transfer passengers increased by 11%, compared to the same period of 2017.

ü  International Non-transit passengers increased by 22.3% compared to the period of January - June 2017.

ü  L/F increased by 4.3 point to 80.4%.

ü  ASK increased by 9.2% to 88.1 billion during the period of January- June 2018 from 80.6 billion for the same period of 2017. ASK in domestic lines increased by 16.6%, while ASK in international lines increased by 8.2%.

ü  RPK increased by 15.5% to 70.8 billion during the period of January- June 2018 from 61.3 billion for the same period of 2017. Increase in RPK in domestic and international lines are 19.6% and 14.8%, respectively.

ü  Number of landings (passenger aircraft) of 216,780 for the period of January- June 2017 increased by 10.3% to 239,053 in 2018.

ü  Cargo/Mail carried during the period of January- June 2018 increased by 27.7% to 661,234 tons from 517,884 tons in 2017.

 

Source: Memac Ogilvy PR