Turkish Airlines Annual Report 2010

Traffic Results / International Flights

15.5 million

International Passengers
The number of passengers flying Turkish Airlines’ international routes increased by 15.4% in 2010 and reached 15.5 million.

Turkish Airlines made significant progress on its international routes in 2010.

In 2010 Turkish Airlines added eleven new international destinations to its network, bringing the total to 132 on five continents. The company carried 15.5 million international passengers last year.



Distinguishing itself as a global airline with its extensive network and diversified schedule, Turkish Airlines increased the number of its international route landings by 13.9% last year. The company’s ASK performance was also up by 15.0% while there was a 15.4% rise in passenger numbers.

Continuing to grow, develop, and evolve in line with its objective of becoming a leading network carrier, Turkish Airlines is attracting international attention as an airline that is preferred by more and more people.

The company continued to focus on transfer passenger traffic in 2010. Having passengers who are starting from a point outside Turkey and heading for a destination also outside the country call at İstanbul aboard a Turkish Airlines flight is an important strategy from the standpoint of giving the company access to a broader market. The growth in the airlines transfer passenger numbers continued in 2010. Information about developments in Turkish Airlines’ international transfer passenger traffic over the years is provided below.

Turkish Airlines makes a significant contribution towards İstanbul’s standing as a major aviation industry hub through which an increasing number of international transfer passengers move. The company’s business plans are conceived and carried out in line with this vision.