Turkish Airlines records 6 million passengers in November 2023

by Staff Reporter
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Turkish airlines, the globally renowned aviation provider, announced a 12.1% higher passenger capacity in terms of available seat kilometers compared to that of November 2022, reaching 18.2 billion.

The number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines also increased compared to last November, going up by 4.1% to reach 6 million and international load factor was 79.9% while domestic load factor was 84.8%, with a total load factor of 80.4%.

Overall traffic results for November 2023 all demonstrated an increase compared to the same month last year – the number of international passengers travelling to global destinations increased by 11.2%, reaching 2.2 million, while cargo and mail carried by Turkish airlines went from 138.3 thousand tons to 153.5 thousand tons, equating to an increase of 11%.

In terms of traffic results for the period of January to November 2023, the total number of passengers increased by 16.6% to reach 77.3 million passengers compared to the same period in 2022.

Almost all other figures also increased compared to last year – the number of international to international passengers carried increased by 27.9 per cent to 27.2 million from 21.2 million in the same period of 2022, total load factor increased by 2.3 points to 82.8% compared to the same period in 2022, with international load factor amounting to 82.6% and domestic load factor 84.8%.

Additionally, available seat kilometers (ASK) increased by 16.1% to 215 billion from 185.2 billion for the same period last year.

Cargo and mail carried during this period slightly decreased compared to 2022, going from 1.54 million tons to 1.50 million.

Finally, by the end of November 2023, the number of aircrafts in the fleet amounted up to 437.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee at Turkish airlines, commented on the performance: “We’re delighted to see a steady increase in our traffic figures year on year. These numbers are a testament to the hard work our team at Turkish airlines have been putting in behind the scenes to ensure all operations run smoothly and keep improving. We look forward to continuously enhancing customers’ experiences with Turkish airlines, being a leading airline of choice for millions of passengers around the world.”


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