Turkish Airlines, the country’s national flag-carrier, announced Monday that its net profits reached just over 1.5 billion Turkish lira (667 million USD) in the third quarter of 2014 with an 87 percent increase.
The airlines net sales for the nine month of 2014 were announced 18.4 billion TL with a 33 percent increase against the same period pf 2013. Turkish Airlines carried 41.4 million passengers in the first nine months of 2014 with a 14 percent increase.
Both its capacity — measured in Available Seat Kilometers — and its Revenue Passenger Kilometer increased by 17 percent each. The airlines statement added that the company’s passenger load factor rose by 79.7 percent.
The number of transit passengers from abroad increased by 23 percent compared to the same period last year, meaning the total number of international passengers has increased by 43 percent.
The company continues to aim to become one of the world’s leading five-star airlines, by increasing its service quality and maintaining a healthy financial structure focused on profitable growth.
Customers voted Turkish Airlines as Europe’s Best Airline in each year from 2011 to 2014.
Source Daily Sabah