Turkish Airlines carries 41 mln people in 10 months
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish Airlines enjoyed a 24 percent rise in the number of passengers that reached 40.6 million in the first ten months of 2013 year-on-year. DHA photoTurkish Airlines enjoyed a 24 percent rise in the number of passengers that reached 40.6 million in the first ten months of 2013 year-on-year.
Turkish Airlines (THY), the country’s flagship carrier, carried 40.6 million people in the first ten months of this year with a 24 percent year-on-year increase, the company announced to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) yesterday.
The airlines’ passenger occupancy rate rose to 79.6 percent, a 1.6 percent increase over the same period. The passenger occupancy rate showed a 25.3 percent increase on domestic routes and a 23.1 percent increase on international routes.
THY ranked sixth in terms of the number of passengers carried among the 28-member Star Alliance group of airlines in 2012.
The latest report of the Star Alliance network, the leading global airline network, said THY carried 39 million passengers and had yielded $7.9 billion in revenue for the year 2012.
THY was also chosen “Best Airline in Europe,” for the third year running, “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and awarded “Best Business Class Catering” at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards in June at the Paris Air Show.