Pegasus carries 27.8 million passengers in 2017, up 15.2 percent
Turkish airline Pegasus carried a total of 27.8 million passengers in 2017, a 15.2 percent increase from the previous year, the airline announced in a written statement late on Jan. 15.
The number of the airline’s domestic flight passengers rose by 10.5 percent to 16.89 million and of foreign flight passengers by 21.7 percent to 10.45 million in 2017 compared to the previous year.
The carrier’s load factor also saw a 6.1 percent year-on-year increase, reaching 84.6 percent, according to the company statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
The number of passengers carried by Pegasus in 2016 had also risen to 24.1 million with an 8.1 percent year-on-year increase, despite a number of problems that hit the sector.
Its revenue also saw a 6.2 percent year-on-year increase in that period.
Pegasus CEO Mehmet Nane then said they had expected a slight recovery in 2017, adding that a full rebound would be seen in 2018.
Pegaus said in a Jan. 16 statement that the Transport Ministry has launched an inspection into the incident. The company thanked the passangers for remaining calm and helping the staff during disembarkment.