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Turkish Airlines Reaches 80.2% Load Factor in December 2018

Turkish Airlines has announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for December 2018, with the airlines reaching 80.2% load factor in that month.

According to the December 2018 Traffic Results, Total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80.2%.

In December 2018, total load factor (LF) improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80%, domestic load factor reached to 84%.

Transit passengers went up by 3% approximately, while the number of international passengers -excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers)- went up by 8%.

In December 2018, cargo volume increased by 20%, compared to the same period of 2017 with main contributors being North America with 33%, Africa with 33%, Far East with 17%, and Europe with 17% increase.

In December 2018, Africa showed load factor growth of 2,5 points, while North America, Far East and the Middle East showed load factor growth of 1 point. According to the January-December 2018 results, during January-December 2018, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 10%, over the same period of last year. Total number of passengers reached to 75.2 million.

During January-December 2018, total LF improved by 3 points up to 82%. While international LF increased by 3 points reaching 81%, and domestic LF went up by 1 point reaching 85%.

Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers), the number of international passengers went up significantly by 12%.

When compared to 2017, cargo/mail carried during the year 2018 increased by 25% and reaching to 1.4 million tons.

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