Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, recently released its passenger and cargo traffic results for December 2018. Reaching a load factor of 80.2%, the airline’s total number of passengers for the month increased by 1%.
According to Turkish Airlines, the total load factor improved by 0.5 points, while the international load factor increased by 0.5 points to 80%. At the same time, the airline recorded an increase of 3% was recorded in international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers).
The number of international passengers, excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) increased by 8%.
Over on the air freight side, cargo and mail volume for Turkish Airlines continued on a double-digit growth trend and increased by 20%, as compared to the same point in 2017. Additionally, the airline noted that the main contributors to the growth in cargo and mail volume were North America (33%), Africa (33%), Far East (17%), and Europe (17%).
In terms of geographies, Turkish Airlines gained more traction in Africa, which indicated a load factor growth of 2.5 points. Meanwhile, North America, Far East and the Middle East reported a load factor growth of one point.