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Turkish Airlines carries over 6m passengers in June


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Istanbul: State carrier Turkish Airlines said on Tuesday that its passenger numbers for the month of June rose 10.6% compared to the same period in 2017, reaching 6.3 million passengers.

According to a statement released by the carrier, the total load factor for the month improved by 2.6 points reaching 79%, while international load factor increased by 2.7 points.

Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) increased 8.2% to 12.4 billion. Increase in RPK in domestic and international lines are 14.6% and 7.2%, respectively.

International-to-international transfer passengers increased by 0.7% while international non-transit passengers increased by 16.9% compared to June 2017.

Cargo/Mail carried during the month increased by 18.6% to 115,989 tons from 97,828 tons in 2017.

Evaluation of January-June 2018 traffic results:

During January-June, passengers carried increased by 17.8% to 35.6 million passengers passengers from 30.3 million passengers for the same period of 2017. Increase in number of passengers carried in domestic and international lines are 20.3% and 15.8%, respectively.

Load factor for the period increased by 4.3 point to 80.4%, the highest rate of Load Factor (LF) in the first six months of its history.

International-to-international transfer passengers increased by 11% and international non-transit passengers increased by 22.3% compared to the period of January-June 2017.

The double-digit growth that the flag carrier has recorded in the number of international non-transit passengers marks an increasing interest in Turkey.

RPK increased by 15.5% to 70.8 billion during January-June from 61.3 billion for the same period of 2017. Increase in RPK in domestic and international lines are 19.6% and 14.8%, respectively.

Cargo/Mail carried during the period of January-June increased by 27.7% to 661,234 tons from 517,884 tons in 2017.


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