29,119 Thousand Passengers
In 2010 Turkish Airlines increased the number of the passengers it carried by 16.0% year-on to 29,119,000.
In 2010, Turkish Airlines once again was acknowledged to be one of the world's
Paralleling the growth in its fleet in 2010, Turkish Airlines increased its seat, destination, and flight frequency numbers in its existing markets. This growth in capacity was supported by a rise in passenger traffic that resulted in a 2.7 point rise in the company's seat occupancy rate.
In 2010 Turkish Airlines outperformed industry averages in terms of its operational and commercial indicators and it ranked among the world’s fastest-growing airlines.
With a flight network that spans Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, and America and continuing to take Turkish hospitality to 174 destinations while conforming to the highest standards of security and safety, Turkish Airlines expanded its domestic and international flight operations in 2010 in parallel with developments in its fleet that underlie its sustainable growth.
Of the total 29.1 million passengers carried last year, 46.9% were domestic passengers and 53.1% were international passengers. As was intended, the planned capacity increases on domestic and international routes resulted in a year-on rise in the number of passengers carried.
In a year in which the average rate of growth in passenger numbers among the members of the Association of European Airlines (AEA) was 2.7%, Turkish Airlines increased the number of its own passengers by 16.0%. This rise represents the fastest rate of growth achieved by Turkish Airlines in passenger numbers in recent years. The 29.1 million people carried by the company in 2010 made Turkish Airlines the fourth biggest carrier in terms of passenger numbers among AEA members.
Increase in Landings
Operating more flights thanks to the expansion of its fleet in 2010, last year Turkish Airlines increased the number of its landings by 14.6% to over 245,000.
Seeking to continuously improve its operational efficiency and to expand its network, Turkish Airlines achieved a 14.9% increase in the total number of kilometers flown in 2010 while also adding new aircraft to its fleet, inaugurating new routes, and increasing its flight frequencies. Since 2006, there has been a 60% increase in the number of the company’s landings.
The total number of kilometers flown was more than 358 million, which corresponds to about a 15% year-on rise. Paralleling the growth in total landings and total kilometers flown, there was also a year-on rise in Turkish Airlines’ average flight range in 2010.
Increase in Available Seat Kilometer
Increasing its supply capacity by 15.1%, Turkish Airlines raised its available seat kilometer (ASK) performance to over 65 million. The rise in passenger numbers was faster than the rise in capacity, which resulted in a 2.7 percentage point increase in seat occupancy.