Turkish Airlines Handles 8.6m Passengers in July 2023

Turkish Airlines Handles 8.6m Passengers in July 2023
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This week saw Turkish Airlines announce the handling of 8.6 million passengers in July 2023, as post-pandemic growth at the carrier continues.

Such growth represents an increase of 9% compared to the same period last year.

International load factor was recorded as 84.8%, whilst domestic load factor was 94.2%.

January-July 2023 Was Also Strong for Turkish Airlines…

Turkish Airlines Handles 8.6m Passengers in July 2023
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For the first seven months of this year, Turkish Airlines has performed strongly as well, across its fleet of 424 aircraft.

The total number of passengers handled by the carrier increased by 22% to 47.3m, of which the following breakdown was provided by the airline.

  • Number of International Passengers – Increased by 36% to 16.7m.
  • Total load factor increased by 4.7 points to 82.3%.
    • International Load Factor – 82.2%.
    • Domestic Load Factor – 83.2%.
  • Available seat kilometers increased by 19.4% to 132.7bn.
  • Cargo decreased by 7.8% to 890.3 thousand tons.

In-all, some strong numbers there from Turkish Airlines at present.

How Is The Carrier’s August Going So Far?

Data provided by RadarBox.com.


Whilst the airline doesn’t release its August numbers until next month, data from RadarBox highlights the positive growth that the airline has gone through this month so far.

Below is the two weeks of the month so far in terms of movement statistics, which are based on a seven-day rolling average:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
July 31-August 61746 movements1655 movements1878 movements+13.47%
August 7-131707 movements1647 movements1878 movements+14.03%

What we can see from the data is that Turkish Airlines is outperforming both last year’s performance for August, but also compared to the same period in 2019, known as the pre-pandemic era.

All eyes will be on the airline moving forward to see how the rest of year will look for them in terms of performance.

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