Turkish Airlines carries 5.7 million passengers in January this year

Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The airline authority announced Tuesday that Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines has carried 5.7 million passengers in January 2019.

 

 

The number of its international passengers has been increased by 2.8 percent, while the number of domestic passengers dropped by 3.5 percent. The air carrier has completed January with a seat occupancy rate of 79.5 percent, with domestic load factor at 87.1 percent and international load factor at 78.3 percent.

 

 

While the seat occupancy rate in the international lines was 78.3 percent, this figure reached 87.1 percent in domestic lines. The number of International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) increased by 5.2 percent year-on-year. The Cargo or mail carried during this period maintained its double-digit growth trend, showing an increase of 14.9 percent compared to the same period last year.

 

 

Meanwhile, the growth in cargo/mail volume was driven by a 21 percent increase in Europe, 13.7 percent in the Far East and 11 percent in North America. The seat occupancy rate saw an increase of 1.4 percentage points in the Far East and 1 percentage points in North America compared to January 2018, the carrier said.

 

 

 


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