Turkish Airlines: Middle East passengers increase by 22 per cent in Q1

Turkish Airlines


At the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, Turkish Airlines reported a significant increase in Middle Eastern travellers flying to Turkey during the first quarter of the year.

The total number of passengers in Q1 of 2018 brought forth a 22 per cent jump on the same period last year, during which Turkey welcomed 5.6 million passengers from the region.

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The total load factor also improved in the first quarter, increasing by 6.5 points and reaching a record total load factor for the airline.

Commenting on the results was vice president sales – Middle East and Cyprus, Turkish Airlines, Muhammed Fatih Durmaz: “2017 was a successful year for Turkish Airlines in terms of our global fleet and network expansion, and we have high expectations of 2018 as we see the Q1 results and continue to build momentum for our excellent in-flight and customer service.”

He continued: “Our network expansion has also been a pivotal step in supporting the increasing customer demand in all our markets, including the UAE and the Middle East. Through new and innovative features, as well as having a growing fleet, our aim is to provide customers with the best possible options, both in terms of new destinations and innovative products and services.”