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Turkish Airlines posts all-round growth

DUBAI, December 20, 2016

Turkish Airlines has reported growth in various categories for the period of January-November 2016, in comparison with the same period last year.

Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) for 2016 reached 157.2 billion, a 13.6 percent increase from the 140.4 billion achieved in 2015 with domestic and international showing a 6 percent and 14.7 percent growth respectively.

Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) also increased by 7.8 percent from 109.7 billion to 117.2 billion with the domestic and international lines achieving a growth of 4.7 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively.

The airline saw a strong growth in the number of landings (passenger aircraft) which reached 430,092 for the period of January-November 2016, an increase of 3.3 per cent in comparison with the same period last year.   

Turkish Airlines also reported a growth in the number of cargo/mail carried, from 654,051 to 791,285 tonnes (21 percent increase).

Emre Ismailoglu, general manager, Dubai and Northern Emirates, Turkish Airlines, said: “As a global airline commited to delivering the best possible services to its customers, a key priority for us is having the necessary facilities and customer oriented attitude required to target our passengers globally, which is evident through all our increased numbers. Our aim for 2017 and for the many years to come is to continue our growth among all the categories to help maintain our customers’ satisfaction, while also showcasing our commitment to the market.”  

Turkish Airlines has also placed a huge emphasis on its overall expansion, allowing it to target both more passengers and destinations, he said. By November-end, the airline’s fleet had reached 334 aircraft, up from 299 at the end of November 2015 with the number of wide body aircraft increasing from 72 to 86 and narrow body aircraft going up from 217 to 236, while cargo aircraft went up from 10 to 13 during the same period.

To further enhance its expansion plans, Turkish Airlines also increased its destinations from 280 to 293, with the number of domestic destinations going up from 48 to 49 and international destinations increasing from 232 to 244. – TradeArabia News Service

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