Turkish Airlines expects 2015 revenues of $12 billion
ISTANBULTurkish Airlines expects reaching $12 billion in revenue and carrying 63 million passengers in 2015, as announced by a written statement late Dec. 31, 2014.
“By the end of 2015, the fleet size is planned to reach 293, including 214 narrow-body, 68 wide-body and 11 cargo aircrafts,” said the statement.
The total number of passengers carried is targeted to reach 63 million, including 25.9 million on scheduled domestic routes, 36 million on scheduled international routes, and the rest on charter and hajj flights, the company said.
The passenger load factor is expected to be 80.3 percent.
By the end of November, the company carried 50.4 million passengers with a load factor of 79.1 percent.
THY CEO Temel Kotil announced Nov. 11 a number ambitious goals, including establishing another permanent fleet in Istanbul.
“We will establish a permanent fleet in the Sabiha Gökçen Airport of Istanbul,” he said at a press meeting Jan. 1, 2015, adding that the company’s main hub will be the third airport after opening in 2017 with an initial 90 million passenger capacity.”
“We’ll be transferring our 100 airplanes to the Sabiha Gökçen Airport from our main base in the third airport, which will still have 300 airplanes,” he noted.