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.


Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

Updated 24 May 2018
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Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

  • All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, greeted passengers returning to Dhaka following a brief stay in Jeddah due to an irregular occurrence on one of its aircraft.
Flight SV3818 operating from Madinah to Dhaka on Monday diverted to Jeddah for an emergency landing due to nose gear malfunction, which became apparent mid-flight. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-200, wet-leased to Saudia.
All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Upon concluding all safety and health checks, the passengers were cleared to fly the next day. The Saudia ground operations team conducted all formalities and clearances in order for the guests to fly to Dhaka at 7:30 p.m. Jeddah local time on Tuesday.
Greeting the guests at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah prior to departure was Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, along with representatives from the airline, civil aviation authority and crew.
“Saudia thanks the onboard crew, General Authority of Civil Aviation, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport control for providing their cohesive, full support and cooperation during the event,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight arrived in Dhaka at 4:48 a.m. Dhaka time on Wednesday where they were met by the Saudia country manager and the station staff.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
The airline currently flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 narrow and widebody aircraft.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded the “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.