According to a statement by Turkish Airlines, its passenger number increased by 11.2 percent and reached 9.2 million passengers in January and February.
According to traffic data of the company for January and February, the increase in passenger number was 12.6 per cent for domestic flights and 10.2 per cent for international flights. Seat occupancy rate was 73.3 per cent, declining only 3 points. While the number of destinations was 261 in February last year, it is 284 in February, 2016. The number of destinations increased from 43 to 49 for domestic flights and from 218 and 235 for international flights. While the number of planes was 263 last February, it is 302 this year.
By the end of February 2016, the number of destinations served by Turkish Airlines had risen to 284, up from 261 in February 2015. The number of domestic destinations increased from 43 to 49 while the number of international destinations increased from 218 to 235 over the same period.
By the end of February 2016, the number of Turkish Airlines aircraft had gone up to 302, from 263 in February 2015. The number of wide-body aircraft had increased from 55 to 74, the number of narrow-body aircraft from 199 to 218, and the number of cargo aircraft from nine to 10 over the mentioned period, added the statement.
In an earlier statement released on Jan. 12, Turkish Airlines said it expected its overall passenger numbers to reach 72.4 million in 2016 and sales revenues to reach $12.2 billion in 2016.