According to August 2018 Traffic Results; the passenger growth trend continued in August, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 2.4% reaching 7.6 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 86%. Also, in August 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 1.3 points, with a minimal increase of 0.5% in capacity (Available Seat Kilometer), while international Load Factor increased by 1.1 points to 85.3%, domestic Load Factor increased by 2.4 points to 87.6%.
Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up by 3.4%.
In August, cargo/mail volume continued the double digit growth trend and increased by 21%, compared to the same period of 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are N. America with 32% increase, Europe with 24% increase, Far East with 22% increase and Middle East with 18% increase. Far East, Domestic Lines and N. America showed load factor growth of 3.1 points, 2.3 points, 2.2 points and 2.1 points, respectively.
According to the January-August 2018 Traffic Results; there was an increase in demand and total number of passengers which was 12% and 13% respectively. Over the same period of last year, total number of passengers reached to 51 million. Also, during January-August, total Load Factor improved by 3.4 points up to 82%. While international Load Factor increased by approximately 4 points exceeding 81%, domestic Load Factor went up by 2 points exceeding 85%, thus recording the highest load factor in Turkish Airlines history for the period of January-August.
Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up significantly by 16%. Cargo/mail carried during the seven months increased by 26% and reached 898 thousand tons.