Number of THY guests surges
The number of the company’s passengers increased by 25 percent. DHA photoThe number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines (THY) increased to 31.7 million between January and August, a 25 percent increase from the same period year-on-year, the company announced to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) Sept.19.
The number of passengers jumped 24.2 percent on domestic lines and 25.1 percent on international routes.
The passenger occupancy rate was 79.8 percent in the same period. The number of flight destinations also rose from 200 to 239, a 20 percent increase during the period. THY carried 357.3 tons of cargo and mail this year, a 17 percent increase on the amount last year.
THY ranked sixth in terms of the number of passengers carried among Star Alliance members in 2012. The latest report of the Star Alliance network, the leading global airline network with 28 member airlines, said THY carried 39 million passengers and had revenue of $7.9 billion in 2012.