Turkish Airlines carried more than 75 million passengers in 2018
Turkey’s national flag carrier carried 75.2 million passengers last year, the company announced January 10. On a yearly basis, the total number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines surged 10 percent. The airline’s seat occupancy rate - passenger load factor - reached 82 percent, improving three percentage points year-on-year.
“Excluding international-to-international transfer passengers [transit passengers], the number of international passengers went up significantly by 12 percent,” the airline said. “When compared to 2017, cargo/ mail carried during the year increased by 25 percent, reaching 1.4 million tonnes,” it added. Turkish Airlines, founded in 1933, flies to 306 destinations in 124 countries with its fleet of 332 aircraft including passenger and cargo planes.