Low-cost Turkish carrier Pegasus sees 10 pct rise in passenger traffic

Turkey's Pegasus Airlines saw a 10 percent rise in the number of passengers using the low-cost carrier to 10.17 million in the first half of the year, the company said in a written statement to the Public Disclosure Platform on July 31. 

The number of domestic flight passengers rose by 10.2 percent to 6.33 million and of foreign flight passengers by 9.6 percent to 3.84 million in the first six months of the year compared to the same period of 2014. 

While the number of total seats rose by 12 percent to 13 million in the same period, the load factor decreased by 1.4 percent to 77.9 percent, said the company. 

The number of scheduled destinations increased from 84 to 91 in the first half of the year, according to the statement. 

Pegasus Airlines had increased its passenger numbers by 10.8 percent in the first three months of the year from the same period of 2014.

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