Turkish Airlines carried 7.3 million passengers this September, a rise of 8% from the pre-pandemic period, Türkiye’s national flag carrier said on Friday.
The number of passengers was up from 6.7 million in September 2019 — the pre-pandemic period, according to a statement sent to Türkiye’s Public Disclosure Platform.
The passenger load factor, or seat occupancy, rose to 85.4% — 86.1% on domestic flights and 82.5% on international flights. The figure was 82.9% in September 2019.
The volume of cargo and mail it carried expanded by 7.6% to 144,983 tons in the same period.
By the end of this September, the number of aircraft in the fleet was 390, the statement added.
In January-September, the airline carried 53.9 million passengers, down from 56.4 million in the same period of 2019.
The load factor reached 79.7% in the first nine months of this year, the statement said.
Cargo and mail carried in June jumped 12.7% to nearly 1.3 million tons during the same period.