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Turkish Airlines’ load factor was over 80 percent during May with 6.3 million passengers carried

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Turkish Airlines’ load factor was over 80 percent during May with 6.3 million passengers carried

            Overcoming the negative effects of pandemic on the global aviation sector faster than any other airline, Turkish Airlines enjoys its successful days on the skies once again. Leaving behind the days where zero passengers were transported at various routes with entire sector at halt, flag carrier reached 80 percent load factor, carrying 6.3 million passengers during May 2022.

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            Releasing its passenger and cargo traffic results of May, flag carrier managed to increase its seat capacity offered to passengers by 12.6 percent compared to same period of 2019 due to the increasing demand despite several countries still continuing travel restrictions.

            Commenting on the May numbers of the company, Turkish Airlines General Manager Bilal Ekşi; “Although our sector was almost brought to halt during pandemic, we as Turkish Airlines never stopped. We worked towards today as we knew we would be returning to our route to success even stronger. May 2022 numbers show that our goals and dreams are starting to materialize. We believe we will be meeting again above the clouds with the 6.3 million passengers who chose the privileged travel experience of Turkish Airlines during May and extend our thanks for choosing us. Now is the time to talk about good things again.”

            Turkish Airlines was successful not just with passenger transportation but also with steps taken in air cargo sector. The volume of cargo and mail carried during May increased by 11.3 percent compared to the same period of 2019, reaching 144 thousand tons.

According to May 2022 Traffic Results;

  • Carrying a total of 6.3 million passengers, Turkish Airlines’ domestic load factor is 83.7% and international load factor is 79.5%.
  • Cargo and Mail volume increased by 11.3 percent compared to same period of 2019 and reached 144 thousand tons

According to the January-May 2022 Traffic Results;

  • Total passengers carried during January-May period was at 24 million.
  • During January-May, total load factor was at 73.5 percent. International load factor was at 72.5 while domestic load factor was at 82.8 percent.
  • Total Available Seat Kilometer during January-May became 71.8 billion during 2022 while it was 72.7 billion during the same period of 2019.
  • Cargo/mail carried during January-May increased by 13.4% compared to same period of 2019 and reached to 673 thousand tons.
  • Number of aircraft in the fleet became 376 at the end of May.
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About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 377 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 339 worldwide destinations in 335 cities as 284 international and 51 domestic, in 129 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

About Star Alliance:

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveler. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax.

The member airlines are: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 12,000 daily flights to almost 1,300 airports in 197 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partners Juneyao Airlines and THAI Smile Airways. 

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