Turkish Airlines air-lifts 63million Passengers in 2016

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(Last Updated On: 2017-01-14)

Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen

 

Turkish Airlines has has said that it recorded 2.5per cent increase in the number of passengers airlifted in 2016 with 62.8million people carried between January and December of the year.

The airline in its latest taffic results for the period said this was better than its performance in 2015 which had 61.2 million passengers airlifted for the same duration.

The increases in number of passengers carried in domestic and international lines are 3.8% and 1.5%, respectively.

According to the airline, International Business Class passengers remained the same, while international-to-international transfer passengers increased by 14.1%.

Also,  Low Frequency, (L/F) decreased by 3.1 point to 74.6% while it recorded Available seat miles (ASM) or Available seat kilometres (ASK) of 10.7% with increase reached to 170.1 billion during the period of January-December 2016 from 153.6 billion for the same period of 2015. Increases in ASK in domestic and international lines are 5.6% and 11.5%, respectively.

ASK is a measure of an airline flight’s passenger carrying capacity. It is equal to the number of seats available multiplied by the number of miles or kilometres flown.

Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK),  with 6.3% increase reached to 126.8 billion during the period of January-December 2016 from 119.3 billion for the same period of 2015. Increases in RPK in domestic and international lines are 4.1% and 6.7%, respectively.

RPK is a measure of the volume of passengers carried by an airlime.

Number of landings (passenger aircraft) of 452,763 for the period of January-December 2015 increased by 2.5% to 464,031 in 2016.

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Cargo/Mail carried during the period of January-December 2016 increased by 21.7% to 876,228 tons from 719,928 tons in 2015.

By the end of December 2016, number of destinations went up to 295 from 284 of December 2015. Number of domestic destinations remained the same as 49 and international destinations increased from 235 to 246.

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Meanwhile, by end of December 2016, number of aircraft went up to 334 from 299 of December 2015. Number of wide body aircraft increased from 73 to 87, narrow body aircraft from 216 to 234, and cargo aircraft went up to 13 from 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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