Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, has reported strong results for the month of April. In particular, the carrier experience double-digit growth in passengers in the first quarter of 2018.
The total number of passengers increased by 15% to reach 6.4 million passengers by the end of April. This resulted in Turkish Airlines experiencing the highest April load factor in its history with 83.2%.
Total Load Factor improved by 4.1 points and included a 6.1% increase in capacity, while international LF increased by 4.2 points to reach 82.6%. Domestic Load Factors for April reached 87.1%.
Other key figures include a significant rise in international passengers by 30%, as well as double-digit growth in demand that has seen steady growth since July 2018. For April, the demand continued on at a pace of 12% growth.
In terms of cargo and mail volume, Turkish Airlines reports an 18% increase compared to April 2017. The carrier also highlighted key growth in specifics regions, such as North America that saw 27% growth, MEA with a 26% increase, and lastly, Europe with a 19% increase.
From the start of June till April, Turkish Airlines has seen a substantial increase in both demand and the total number of passengers, 21% and 24%, respectively, over the same period in 2017. The total number of passengers has reached 23 million.