Turkish Airlines has released its traffic figures for January through April 2024, showing a significant increase in both passenger numbers and cargo volume, according to a statement filed with the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).

In April alone, the airline experienced a 6.9% rise in passenger traffic, reaching 7 million passengers compared to 6.5 million in the same month last year. The number of international transfer passengers slightly increased by 0.5% to 2.47 million from 2.46 million in April 2023.

The passenger load factor for April 2024 improved by 0.8 points to 80.7%. The international segment recorded a load factor of 80%, while domestic flights saw a higher load factor of 86.5%.

The total Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) in April surged by 8.4% year-over-year, reaching 20.3 billion, up from 18.7 billion in the same period last year.

Looking at the broader four-month period from January to April 2024, Turkish Airlines handled 25.5 million passengers, marking an 8% increase from the 23.6 million passengers during the same period in 2023. The number of international transfer passengers grew by 7.7%, totaling 10.1 million.

Despite these gains, the overall passenger load factor from January to April 2024 saw a slight decline of 0.4 points, settling at 80.5%. The international load factor was recorded at 80.2%, while domestic flights performed better with a load factor of 83.7%.

The total ASK for the four-month period rose by 11.8% to 78.7 billion, up from 70.4 billion in the previous year.

Significantly, the airline also reported a 35.1% increase in cargo and mail volume, transporting 640,000 tons compared to 473,700 tons from January to April 2023.

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As of the end of April 2024, Turkish Airlines' fleet comprised 455 aircraft, positioning it for continued expansion in its global operations.

Editor: Haber Merkezi