Turkish Airlines passenger numbers up in January-May
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
The total number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines rose 19.4 percent annually from January to May, the airline said on June 8.
According to a statement from the flag carrier, Turkish Airlines carried 29.3 million passengers in the first five months of 2018, up from 24.6 million during the same period last year.
“Increase [on a yearly basis] in the number of passengers carried on domestic and international lines are 21.6 percent and 17.7 percent, respectively,” it said.
The airline’s passenger load factor or seat occupancy reached its historically highest level of 80.7 percent, up 4.7 percentage points during the same period.
In May, the airline carried 6.1 million passengers, indicating an annual rise of 3.6 percent.
By the end of May, the number of aircraft went down to 327 from 338 in May 2017.