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Turkish Airlines reaches the highest load factor in December

The flag carrier has reached highest December load factor rate with 79.5 percent in the last month of 2017 in its history.
Turkish Airlines has completed 2017 with a great success. The number of passengers in 2017 compared to the previous year increased by 9.3 percent which the flag carrier carried 68.6 millions passengers. Compared to the previous year, the load factor reached 79.1 percent by increasing 4.7 points.
The flag carrier has reached highest December load factor rate with 79.5 percent in the last month of 2017 in its history.
M. İlker Aycı, chairman of the board and the executive committee of Turkish Airlines, said: “We have been continuously analyzing the conditions of our home country, our region, our industry, the developments and trends in aviation and tourism sector.”
The total load factor improved by 5.1 points to 79.7 percent with an increase of 8.9 percent in Available Seat Kilometer, while international LF increased by five points to 79.2 percent. Domestic and International flights have reached the highest LF of Turkish Airlines history.
The double-digit growth in demand (revenue per kilometer) that commenced in July, kept on with a 16.3 percent demand growth.
The total number of passengers carried went up by 21.4 percent, reaching 5.5 millions. Compared to December 2015, the number of passengers carried and demand increased by 17 percent. The number of international passengers also went up by 39 percent.
In December, cargo/mail volume increased by 18.4 percent, compared that of December 2016. Main contributors to the growth in cargo/mail volume are Middle East with 28.7 percent increase and Europe with 24 percent increase.
In December, Load Factor increased for all regions. Middle East, North America and Africa showed visible growth among other regions with 7,1 points, 6.8 points and 5.6 points increase, respectively.
During January-December, increase in demand and total number of passengers was 7.9 percent and 9.3 percent respectively over the same period of last year. The total number of passengers reached to 68.6 million.
During January-December, total Load Factor improved by 4.7 points up to 79.1 percent, while international Load Factor increased by fivepoints, up to 78.4 percent.

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