Passenger number of Turkish Airlines up by 17.1 pc

Turkey's national air carrier, Turkish Airlines carried 26.9 million passengers in the first eleven months of 2010.

Passenger number of Turkish Airlines up by 17.1 pc

Turkey's national air carrier, Turkish Airlines (THY), carried 26.9 million passengers in the first eleven months of 2010.

In a statement issued, the THY said that the number of passengers it carried in the first eleven months of 2010 was up 17.1 percent when compared to the same term last year.

In the first eleven months of 2009, the THY carried 22.9 million passengers.

Between January and November 2010, the number of Business Class passengers using international flights of THY went up 29.4 percent when compared to the same period last year, the THY said.

According to THY, occupancy rate reached 74 percent in the first eleven months of 2010, up 2.8 percent when compared to the same term last year.

Turkish Airlines

Based in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing and prosperous airlines in the world. It carries approximately 25 million passengers a year, with direct flights to 126 international and 37 domestic destinations.

The company was founded in 1933 with a fleet of five airplanes that carried a total of 28 passengers. THY made its first domestic flight in 1933 and the first international flight in 1947.

THY posted 389 million Euro of profit in 2009, becoming one of the top companies, following Air China and Ryan Air, in the world that recorded the highest profit in 2009.


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