Turkish Airlines passenger traffic rises 4.5 pct in May
ISTANBULThe number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines increased 4.5 percent to 5.9 million passengers compared to the same month of 2016, the company announced on June 8.
The rise in the number of passengers carried on domestic and international lines were 1.9 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively, the company said in a statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
During this year’s January-May period, the number of passengers carried, however, declined by 1.8 percent to 24.6 million from 25 million passengers in the same period of 2016.
The decrease in the number of passengers carried on domestic and international lines were 0.4 percent and 3 percent, respectively, in the first five months of the year, according to the statement.
Total load factor increased 3.2 points to 77.6 percent in May and 2.2 points to 75.9 percent in the January-May period.
The company’s international-to-international transfer passengers also saw a 5 percent increase in May compared to the same month of 2016.
The number of these passengers saw a 1.1 percent year-on-year increase in the first five months of the year.
By the end of May, the number of aircrafts went up to 338 from 322 of May 2016, according to the statement.
The number of wide body aircraft increased from 82 to 94, narrow body aircraft from 229 to 231 and cargo aircraft went up to 13 from 11.