Turkish Airlines passenger traffic hits 40.7 million in first eight months
ISTANBULTurkish Airlines’ passenger numbers rose by 11.7 percent to 40.7 million in the first eight months of the year compared to the same period of 2014, the carrier said in a written statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) on Sept. 17.
The number of passengers on domestic lines and foreign flights rose by 15.7 percent and 9 percent, respectively, in the January-August period this year compared to the same period in 2014.
The load factor decreased slightly by 0.8 percent to 78.8 percent, said the company.
By the end of August 2015, the number of destinations rose from 260 to 277 over the previous year. The number of aircraft also went up from 263 to 294 over August 2014, according to the statement.