Turkish Airlines, which has recently announced the passenger and cargo traffic results for October 2019, recorded 83.3% load factor in that month. According to the October 2019 Traffic Results, a total number of passengers carried increased by 1.9% to 6.6 million. At the time of this report, Turkish Airlines’ domestic load factor was 86.2% and international load factor was 82.9%.
International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) increased by 8.0%, and international passengers excluding the international to international transit passengers increased by 9.7% compared to the same period of last year. The total number of international passengers increased by 8.8% in October compared to the same month of last year, which is the highest growth since the beginning of the year.
In October, the national flag carrier realized double-digit increases in a number of passengers in the Middle East and the Far East by 11,5% and 11,4%, respectively. In the same month, cargo/mail volume increased by 7.9%, compared to the same period of 2018. Main contributors to this growth in Cargo/mail volume are Europe with 10,9%, the Far East with 10.2%, and North America with a 4.6% increase.
According to the January-October 2019 Traffic Results, during January-October 2019, the total number of passengers carried is around 63.1 million and total load factor reached 81.6%. International load factor was recorded as 80.9%, while domestic load factor reached 86.4%. International-to-international transfer passengers carried increased by 4.3% and cargo/mail carried during the first ten months of 2019 increased by 9.3% and reach to 1.3 million tons.