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Turkish Airlines Records Impressive Load Factor in October

Turkish Airlines has announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, with the airline reaching 83.4% load factor (LF).

On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and LF, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.

According to the October 2018 Traffic Results, the passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and LF went up to 83.4%.

In October 2018, Total LF improved by 2 points, while international LF increased by 3 points to 83.2%, and domestic LF reached to 85.1%.

International transit passengers also went up by approximately 7%, while the number of international passengers excluding international transit passengers went up by 8%.

In October, cargo/mail volume increased by 24%, compared to the same period of 2017 with main contributors being Domestic Lines with 42% increase, Africa with 35% increase, N. America with 30% increase, and Europe with 24% increase.

Africa, North America, Europe and Far East also showed LF growth of 7 points, 4 points, 3 points, and 3 points respectively.

According to January-October 2018 Traffic Results, there was also an increase in demand and total number of passengers was 10% and 11%, respectively, over the same period of last year.

Total number of passengers exceeded 64 million. Total LF improved by 3 points up to 82.2%, while international LF increased by 3 points reaching 82% and domestic LF went up by 2 points reaching 86%.

The number of international passengers went up significantly by 13%. Cargo/mail carried during the ten months increased by 25% and exceeded 1 million tons.


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