Turkish Airlines announces Passenger and Cargo Traffic Results for September 2017

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The global carrier reached the highest Load Factor in last five years in September 2017, with 81.5% LF.

Evaluation of September 2017 Traffic Results:
Ø Total Load Factor improved significantly by 5.7 points to 81.5%, while international LF increased by 6.1 points to 81% (September 2015 LF: %79.3)
Ø Double digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometer) that commenced in July, kept on with 10% demand growth.
Ø Total number of passengers carried went up by 13% reaching 6.7 million passengers. Compared to September 2015, number of passengers carried increased by 17% and demand increased by 21%.
Ø Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up by 30%.
Ø In September, cargo/mail volume increased by 25%, compared to September 2016. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are Middle East with 44% increase and Europe with 31% increase.
Ø In September, Load Factor increased for all regions. North America and Far East showed visible growth among other regions with 10.3 points and 6.3 points increase, respectively.

Evaluation of January-August 2017 Traffic Results:

Ø During January-September, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 5.5% and 6.1%, respectively, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached to 51,6 million.
Ø During January-September, total Load Factor improved by 4.3 points up to 79%, while international Load Factor increased almost by 5 points, up to 78%.
Ø Cargo/mail carried increased by 27% and reached to 810 thousand tonnes, thanks to strong pick up in cargo/mail volume in January-September period.

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