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.
Updated 18 January 2018
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Turkish Airlines reaches the highest load factor in December

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.


Saudi teams shine in Schneider Electric’s competition

Updated 20 August 2018
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Saudi teams shine in Schneider Electric’s competition

Schneider Electric, a global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation operating in more than 100 countries, has announced the qualification of four teams from Saudi Arabia out of 10 teams from the Middle East and Africa for the final round of the 2018 Go Green in the City competition, which brings together college students from all corners of the world.
Marketing Excellence Director of the Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric, Nora Al-Shiha, said that the achievement of the qualified teams from Saudi Arabia and the Middle East represents an advancement in the perceptions of college graduates toward environmental sustainability. She said it confirms the interactive ability of female Saudi graduates to work in teams that care about environmental safety and implement creative projects that promote the value of green initiatives in developed communities.
Al-Shiha noted that the participation of the Saudi teams is consistent with Schneider Electric’s objectives, as the Go Green in the City competition supports the use of creative ideas and the utilization of human resources to find solutions for smart cities and the economics of a green, sustainable environment.
According to Al-Shiha, the qualified teams will acquire training, guidance and early career counseling, which will shed light on young national talents and give them the opportunity to prove their abilities. The competition will grant the winners a variety of sponsorship, networking, and travel prospects, as well as job opportunities at Schneider Electric.
She added that in its eighth year, the global competition has become a major event for many educational institutions and college students around the world. Go Green in the City comes within the framework of Schneider Electric’s efforts to raise the levels of innovation and creativity among young men and women around the world, revolutionize new methods for handling different challenges, and reach solutions that make our planet more vital and sustainable.
The competition also aims to activate Schneider Electric’s contribution to the development boom sought by the Kingdom’s leadership, in addition to fulfilling the objectives of the National Transformation Program in accordance with the ambitious Vision 2030.
Raghad Al-Sulami, who is a member of the “Touk” team, praised Schneider Electric for giving her the chance to become a part of this global event, and for encouraging the four teams to showcase their creative skills. She pointed out that the chance of her team winning the grand prize is promising as they currently hold second place in the Middle East and North Africa.
Schneider Electric’s approach is in line with the aspirations of the Kingdom’s leadership to support Saudi women and empower them in all fields. The Saudi woman has become an active component alongside the Saudi man, now contributing to all types of businesses and events in the Kingdom.