Turkish Airlines records spike in international passengers

Ayci … stellar January performance

Turkish Airlines, which has recently announced the passenger and cargo traffic results for January, recorded an 80.6 per cent load factor for the month, while its international passenger numbers saw double-digit growth.

Turkish Airlines chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı, said, “Our performance during January indicates that we are on point to reach our 2020 goals. The increase in our international passenger numbers once again demonstrates that we are successfully maintaining the course on our goal to be the preferred brand of the globe. As the flag carrier airline, we will continue to greet our passengers with Turkish hospitality on their flights while continuing to enhance our service quality and improve our performance every month.

According to January 2020 Traffic Results, international load factor increased by 1.6 percentage points to around 80 per cent and domestic load factor decreased by 0.3 percentage points to around 87 per cent compared to the same month last year.

International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) increased by nearly 4 per cent and international passengers excluding international to international transit passengers increased by around 19 per cent compared to the same period of last year. The total number of international passengers increased by 10 per cent in January compared to same month of last year.