Turkish Airlines Increases Number of Passengers from 2016

NEC member Turkish Airlines has experienced a 7.5 percent increase in passengers thus far in 2017.

From January to October of 2016, 53.8 million passengers flew Turkish Airlines, and during the same period in 2017, that number rose to 57.8 million. There was an 8.3 percent increase in domestic flights and 6.9 percent more passengers flew internationally with the airline. In October alone, 6.2 million passengers flew with Turkish, indicating a 12.7 percent year-on-year increase. The rise in passengers came mostly from trips to South and Central America, while the smallest increase was in flights to North America.

“As the Turkish Airlines family with our common aim to become one of the leading five star airlines of the world, we will continue this growth trend without ever compromising form our service quality. As largest exporter of Turkey, our march will continue to position Istanbul as a major hub for international airport” Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee İlker Aycı said.

The New England Council congratulates Turkish Airlines on this achievement and wishes them continued success.  Read more in Hurriyet Daily News and Turkish Airlines press release.

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