Turkish Airlines has regained its successful days in the sky after overcoming the negative impacts of the pandemic on the global aviation sector faster than any other airline.
Leaving behind the days when no passengers were transported on various routes, bringing the entire sector to a halt, the flag carrier achieved an 80 percent load factor in May 2022, transporting 6.3 million passengers.
Despite the fact that numerous nations continue to impose travel restrictions, the flag carrier managed to raise its seat capacity available to passengers by 12.6 percent in May compared to the same month in 2019, owing to increased demand.
Commenting on the May numbers of the company, Turkish Airlines General Manager Bilal Ekşi; “Although our sector was almost brought to halt during a 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 in May and extend our thanks for choosing us. Now is the time to talk about good things again.”
Turkish Airlines has been successful not only in passenger transportation but also in aviation freight transport. In May, the volume of goods and mail carried climbed by 11.3 percent over the same month last year, totaling 144 thousand tonnes.
May 2022 Traffic Results:
- Carrying a total of 6.3 million passengers, Turkish Airlines’ domestic load factor is 83.7% and its international load factor is 79.5%.
- Cargo and Mail volume increased by 11.3 percent compared to the same period of 2019 and reached 144 thousand tons
January-May 2022 Traffic Results:
- Total passengers carried during January-May period was at 24 million.
- During January-May, the total load factor was at 73.5 percent. The international load factor was at 72.5 while the 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 the same period of 2019 and reached 673 thousand tons.
- The number of aircraft in the fleet became 376 at the end of May.