Turkish Airlines sees 4 pct rise in passenger numbers
DHA photoTurkish Airlines announced it carried 42.7 million passengers in the first eight months of the year, a 3.8 percent increase compared to the same period of 2015, in a written statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) on Sept. 9.
Increases in domestic and international routes were 4.8 percent and 3 percent, respectively, while international-to-international transfer passengers surged by 17.7 percent in the mentioned period.
The passenger load factor was, however, down by 4.4 points to 74.4 percent.
Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) offered by the company was 114.2 billion during the January-August period, up 14.1 percent from a year earlier.
Increases in ASK on domestic and international routes were 6.1 percent and 15.3 percent, respectively.
By the end of August this year, the number of destinations Turkish Airlines flew had increased to 290 compared to 277 as of August 2015.
Its fleet also expanded to 335 units in August this year from 294 in August 2015.