Turkish Airlines ranks 6th among Star Alliance
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkish Airlines ranks sixth among 28 Star Alliance members in terms of the number of passengers last year. DHA photoTurkish Airlines (THY), Turkey’s state-run air carrier, 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.
United Airlines topped the list with 136 million passengers last year, followed by U.S. Airways with 66 million, Lufthansa with 65 million, Air China with 46 million and ANA with 43 million.
THY, the airline with the youngest fleet in Europe, made 845 flights to 225 airports in 99 states in 2012, with over 200 planes.
THY ranked the sixth among the 28 Star Alliance members in terms of the number of passengers carried, while it ranked the ninth in total revenue and the seventh in fleet capacity.
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.