Turkish Airlines carried 44.8 million passengers in 2021, the national flag carrier said on Monday.
The number of passengers carried was down nearly 40% compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019, according to a statement sent to Turkiye’s Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
The passenger load factor, or seat occupancy, decreased by 13.8 points to 67.9% during the same period. This was 78.4% on domestic flights and 66.2% on international flights.
However, the volume of cargo and mail it carried reached to 1.9 million tons in 2021, a 21.7% rise from 2019.
By the end of 2021, the number of aircraft in the fleet was 370, the statement added.
– December figures
In December 2021, the airline served 4.3 million passengers, down from 5.5 million in the same month of 2019.
The load factor stood at 71.1% last month, the statement said.
Cargo and mail carried in December 2021 increased by 9.4% to 151,441 tons from 138,446 tons in December 2019.
Source: Yeni Şafak