Turkish Airlines, performed a brilliant year in 2017, maintains this success with the same momentum in 2018 as well. The national flag carrier has now put its signature under the thriving results recorded in April, after announced its successful first quarter results a short while ago.
Upon the double-digit passenger increases in the first quarter of 2018, total number of passengers carried went up by 15% reaching 6.4 million passengers, in April. This passenger increase enabled the highest April load factor in Turkish Airlines history with 83.2% load factor.
Total Load Factor improved by 4.1 points, with an increase of 6.1% in capacity (Available Seat Kilometer), while international LF increased by 4.2 points to 82.6% and domestic Load Factor to 87.1% in April.
Double digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometer) that commenced in July 2017, kept on with 12% demand growth in April 2018.
Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), number of international passengers went up by 30%. This has been an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey.
In April, cargo/mail volume increased by 18%, compared to April 2017. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume, are N. America with 27% increase, Middle East, Africa and domestic lines with 26% increase, and Europe with 19% increase.
In April, Load Factor increased for all regions. Africa, N. America and Europe showed visible load factor growth among other regions with 6 points, 6 points and 5 points increase, respectively.
During January-April, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 21% and 24%, respectively, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached to 23 million.
During January-April, Total Load Factor improved by 5.8 points up to 81.2%. While International Load Factor increased by 6 points up to 81%, Domestic Load Factor went up by approximately 4 points to 86%.
Cargo/mail carried increased by 32% and reached 425 thousand tons, thanks to strong pick up in cargo/mail volume in April of 2018.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 327 (passenger and cargo) aircraft , flying to 303 destinations worldwide with 254 international and 49 domestic.