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 students to visit Huawei HQ in China

Huawei recently held a special ceremony for students participating in the program at the CITC headquarters in Riyadh. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 17 November 2018
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Saudi students to visit Huawei HQ in China

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) is collaborating with Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to launch Huawei’s fourth edition of the “Seeds for the Future” program. 

This year the Seeds for the Future program is expected to attract numerous projects from a wide range of universities in Riyadh, each with the potential to be selected for incubation. The initiative aims to develop ICT talent among Saudi students who will become tomorrow’s leaders. They will also receive focused mentoring from top Huawei executives and a chance to travel to Huawei’s global headquarters in Shenzhen, China, to gain exposure to the ICT solutions provider.

The company recently held a special ceremony for students participating in the program at the CITC headquarters in the Saudi capital. The event was attended on behalf of the CITC governor by Ahmed Al-Jarboo, vice president of corporate communications; Zhou Xinglong, counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Saudi Arabia; and Dennis Zhang, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia Ltd. 

CITC has been collaborating with Huawei since 2015 on Seeds for the Future. A total of 51 students have directly benefited as a result of the program, including through their visit to Huawei HQ in Shenzhen.

Al-Jarboo thanked Huawei for its efforts in “serving the community and its keenness on upgrading the Kingdom’s ICT sector.” He also urged students to benefit from the experience in expanding their knowledge.

Xinglong said: “This is another example of the close relationship we have with Saudi Arabia. I am proud of Huawei’s commitment to social responsibility and the important role played by this prestigious company in the development of Saudi youth.”

CEO Zhang said: “We are pleased to announce that we will continue to partner with the CITC for the Seeds for the Future in 2018. Saudi Arabia has a huge segment of young people and we are proud to announce our solidarity to empower these young people and give them the opportunity to sharpen their skills and help them become the leaders of tomorrow in the field of information and communication technology.”

He added: “Huawei is seeking to collaborate with government partners to develop an ecosystem for the ICT sector, and the key to this is to guide and support outstanding young talents in the field of ICT not only in Saudi Arabia, but to provide them with access to institutions to develop technologies that will help the Kingdom achieve its goals in its Vision 2030.”