Turkish Airlines Performance Review

The latest performance statistics: Flight Volume, Punctuality & Schedule Reliability.

This page brings you the latest operations performance facts about Turkish Airlines. The data shown below reflects Turkish Airlines’ previous month’s performance. If you want to discover Turkish Airlines’ performance in real-time you should download the FlightFacts app.

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In September, Turkish Airlines operated 39,667 flights. Compared to August, Turkey's flag carrier grew its flight volume quite moderately by 2%. Nevertheless, Turkish Airlines remained Europe's second-biggest airline, with a daily flight volume of more than 1,300 flights.


On-Time Performance

In September, Turkish Airlines achieved an on-time performance of 86.2%. In other words, 86.2% of Turkish Airlines flights arrived in a corridor of +15/-15 minutes compared to their scheduled arrival time.
Compared to August, Turkish Airlines massively improved its punctuality by almost 13pp. However, the carrier is still behind other European top airlines in terms of punctuality.


Schedule Reliability

In September, Turkish Airlines canceled 170 scheduled flights. As a result, Turkish Airlines' schedule reliability leveled at 99.5%.

Compared to August, schedule reliability slightly decreased by 0.1pp. Nevertheless, with 99.5%, Turkish Airlines maintained very solid schedule reliability.


Flight Volume — 6 Months History

After volume explosions in June and July, where Turkish Airlines grew its flight schedule by 30%-40%, the airline has maintained moderate growth over the last months. From July to September, Turkish Airlines added just 2,000 flights to its schedule. Nevertheless, based on the number of flights, Turkish Airlines remains Europe's biggest airline after Ryanair.


About Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is the flag carrier and biggest airline in Turkey. The airline operates a fleet of more than 350 aircraft and flies to 315 destinations. Turkish Airlines is the world’s biggest airline by the number of destinations. On top of that, the carrier flies to more countries than any other airline in the world (126).

Turkish Airlines is headquartered in Istanbul and operates out of Istanbul International Airport and its secondary hub in Izmir. The airline wholly or partially owns various subsidiaries and also airlines, such as Air Albania (49%), AnadoluJet (100%), SunExpress (50%), or Turkish Cargo (100%).

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Punctuality counts all flights that arrive on time at their destination airport and puts them into relation to the overall operated number of flights. On-time in this context is defined as +15/-15 compared to the scheduled arrival time. We consider an on-time performance above 90% as good (green), from 80%-90% as ok (orange), and below 80% as weak (red).
Flight Schedule Reliability (Reliability): Schedule reliability counts the number of actually performed flights concerning scheduled flights. In other words, the percentage of flights that an airline didn’t cancel. We consider schedule reliability above 95% as good (green), from 90%-95% as ok (orange), and below 90% as weak (red).

Data Source: The shown data is based on the latest FlightFacts data. FlightFacts is a free-to-use mobile app that lets you discover the operational performance of airlines and airports in real-time. For more information about FlightFacts, click here or visit our download page. FlightsFacts is available for Android and Apple mobiles and is used by more than 10,000 aviation employees and enthusiasts worldwide!

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