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Turkish Airlines Records Increased Traffic in the Middle East

Turkish Airlines has announced that number of passengers who travelled from the Middle East increased by 22% in Q1 2018 in comparison to Q1 2017.

During the first quarter, increase in demand and total number of passengers in the Middle East was 22% higher than the same period of last year which recorded 5.6 million passengers.

Furthermore, during the first quarter the total Load Factor improved by 6.5 points recording the highest load factor in Turkish Airlines history for the first quarter, while international Load Factor increased by 7 points. Airline seat capacity grew by 11.4%.

Turkish Airlines has also unveiled the results of a recent study conducted by Nielsen research on “2017 Aviation Trends in the UAE” during Arabian Travel Market, which sheds the light on where the industry is going in 2018.

Internet and mobile phone connectivity, fewer queues at check-in and even onboard gyms are just some of the items on the wish list of the UAE’s airline travelers.

Turkish Airlines currently has a fleet of 328 aircraft flying to 302 destinations including 49 domestic destinations and 253 international destinations in 121 countries.


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