Turkish Airlines posts 6.3 percent increase in passenger number in January 2011
Turkey's national air carrier, the Turkish Airlines (THY), has said the number of its passengers in January 2011 increased by 6.3 percent over the same period a year earlier, Anadolu News Agency reported.
THY said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that it carried 2.1 million passengers, boosting the figure by 100,000 from January 2010.
The company said its occupancy rate dropped 1.5 points to 67.3 percent.
Based in Istanbul, THY is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. The airlines is a Star Alliance member, and it carries approximately 25 million passengers a year.
The company 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.