Turkish Airlines carried over 4 million passengers in Germany in 2017
“In 2017, almost 4.11 million passengers travelled by Turkish Airlines and its partner in Germany. Our occupancy rate in average in Germany was 79 percent,” up 5 percent from 2016, Muhammet Ensar Karabulut, Turkish Airlines manager in Frankfurt, told state-run Anadolu Agency on Feb. 2.
Karabulut added that Turkish Airlines’ Frankfurt operations carried almost 630,000 passengers, with an occupancy rate of 82 percent, up 6 percent from 2016.
Stating that Turkish Airlines’ capacity in Germany will be enhanced on March 25 when it adds a second wide-bodied aircraft (A330) to its fleet, he said: “With this capacity increase, we aim to raise our passenger figures at least 5 percent in 2018.”
Karabulut said that Turkish Airlines now has three direct flights a week from Turkey’s capital Ankara to Frankfurt.
“Turkish Airlines started direct flights from Ankara to Frankfurt on Oct. 29, to Vienna and Berlin on Oct. 30, and to Paris on Oct. 31,” he said.
The Frankfurt to Ankara service - offered on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays - had an average 82 percent occupancy rate in 2017.