THY carries 36 million passengers in 9 months
Turkish Airlines enjoyed a 24.1 percent increase in the number of guests in the nine months of 2013.Turkish Airlines (THY), the country’s flagship carrier, enjoyed a 24.1 percent increase in the number of passengers in the first nine months of 2013 year-on-year, the company has announced to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP), noting that it carried 36.2 million people to October.
Occupancy rate also rises
The passenger occupancy rate rose to 79.8 percent, a 1.8 percent increase over the same period. The passenger occupancy rate showed a 24.5 percent increase on domestic lines and a 23.8 percent increase on international lines. 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.
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.