Compared to 2016 the load factor reached 79.1 percent, increasing 4.7 percent. The flag carrier has reached highest December load factor rate with 79.5 percent in the last month of 2017 in its history.
Mehmet İlker Aycı, chairman, executive committee, Turkish Airlines, had given the first signal of the global carrier’s proven success at the end of 2017, in January 2017 and stated, ‘‘We believe that 2017 will be much better year than 2016. We made our plans and savings accordingly. We are analysing the conditions of our home country, our region, our industry, the developments and trends in aviation and tourism sector.”