Passenger traffic of national carrier Tunisair recorded an 8.4% rise in passenger traffic and a 70.4% drop in its load factor in January compared to the same period in 2016, according to data released Wednesday by the company.
All activities included, this traffic went up from 221,452 to 240,555 passengers with a 3.5% rise of regular traffic and “a remarkable growth” of charter activities from 205 to 6,977 passengers thanks to Umrah traffic.
Additional traffic also went up to 5,096 passengers against 595 in January 2016.
As for the national carrier’s key markets, European countries had lion’s share with passenger traffic of 73.8%, i.e. a 4.9% increase. They are followed by African countries with 13.4% of traffic, recording a slight drop of 8.4%, while Middle East countries account for 11.7% of traffic with 1% rise.
2,462 passengers also used the Tunis/Montreal air service in January 2017. That service was operated from June 2016.