Turkish Airlines will carry 7.2 million passengers in May and is launching a new sustainability brand, BA

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Turkish Airlines has announced impressive passenger and freight traffic results for May 2024. The airline carried a total of 7.2 million passengers, marking a significant milestone with an overall load factor of 79.8 percent.

With 7.2 million passengers, Turkish Airlines achieved an international load factor of 79.3 percent and a domestic load factor of 84.2 percent. This reflects strong traveler confidence. In addition, the airline’s capacity grew significantly by 7.3 percent, to 21.3 billion available seat kilometers, a notable increase from the previous year.

The 3.6 percent increase in international-to-international transfer passengers demonstrates their growing global connectivity. Moreover, the 28.8 percent increase in freight and mail volumes indicates robust logistics operations.

In the period January to May 2024, the airline achieved significant growth in various areas. The total number of passengers carried during this period was 32.8 million, an increase of 5.7 percent compared to the same period in 2023. This growth was also clearly visible in the transfer passenger segment, with passengers traveling from international to international increased by 7 percent to 12.6 million.

Despite a slight decline in overall occupancy to 80.4 percent, capacity saw a significant increase, with ASK rising 10.8 percent to 100 billion.

At the end of May 2024, Turkish Airlines’ fleet size stood at 456 aircraft, reflecting its continued expansion and commitment to improving its global network.
The event presented an exhibition of sustainable products and services on board, along with the exhibition of items made from recycled aircraft parts.

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The national carrier’s “Tomorrow On-Board” sustainability brand represents the scope of its future goals and aims to present this comprehensive vision to passengers and investors as part of the corporate culture. “Tomorrow On-Board” was created with several key objectives: improving brand image, providing a unified message and visual framework for all sustainability statements, systematically communicating sustainability activities to investors and ensuring passengers have the opportunity to participate take part in sustainability initiatives. “Tomorrow On-Board” will serve as a brand that guides all of the company’s sustainability practices and communications efforts. Commenting on the launch, Levent Konukcu, Chief Investment & Strategy Officer of Turkish Airlines, said: “The Tomorrow On-Board initiative embodies our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment and improving sustainability practices across all our operations to achieve a ​​to leave a better world for future generations. Through this platform, we emphasize our commitment to providing transparent information and data to ensure that our sustainability efforts are consistently clear and easily accessible to all stakeholders.”

  • Published on Jun 7, 2024 10:02 PM IST

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