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.


Oman’s SalamAir marks 2 years of affordable travel

Updated 19 February 2019
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Oman’s SalamAir marks 2 years of affordable travel

SalamAir recently celebrated two years of affordable travel to a growing range of destinations. This landmark occasion sees the airline mark various milestones, including the growth of operations and expansion of fleet and destinations.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said: “Our success so far has been built on the promise of offering a different proposition to travelers locally and regionally. We have been focused on providing guests with affordable, flexible and rewarding travel options across our expanding network. We have also been focused on optimizing our operations, while looking into the future by investing in one of the most in-demand aircraft, the A320neos, a model that promises to improve our passenger experience and efficiency. With the first one already delivered and flying, we will be adding five more A320neos taking our fleet size to nine, compared to three when we started two years ago.” 

Since its inaugural flight from Salalah to Muscat on Jan. 30, 2017, SalamAir has carried over 1.4 million passengers. The airline enjoyed a steady rise in passenger footfall powered by its expanding route network currently standing at 14 destinations, competitive price offers, as well as the customer-centric loyalty program “More on Air.”

The program rewards guests with a one-way airline ticket in exchange for 10 boarding passes collected within a year. The airline has three “easy fare” options: Light, Friendly and Flexi, as well as a fairly priced menu of extras, such as extra luggage allowance, seat selection and priority check-in options. The airline recently introduced a new meal menu onboard.

CEO Ahmed added: “With the arrival of the new fleet, we will open up new destinations, some of which will be the first time connecting through direct flights to Muscat like Alexandria in Egypt, plus some unique summer destinations. We will connect the rest of the GCC and increase the frequencies in many of our current destinations where we have seen increased demand.” 

SalamAir also offers its guests a selection of promotions, such as the “Tempting Tuesday” weekly deal on all fares.