The national airline company of Turkey raised the number of its passengers in 2009 over 2008, a company statement said on Wednesday.
Turkish Airlines (THY) released a statement and said the number of its passengers was up by 11 percent in 2009 over 2008.
The company carried 25.1 million passengers in 2009. This figure was only 22.6 million in 2008.
Also, the number of business class and transit passengers in international lines was up 6.2 and 43.4 percent respectively in 2009 over 2008.
The cargo and mail service of the THY was also up by 19.6 percent and reached from 198,837 tons to 237,783 tons in 2009 over 2008.
Founded in 1933, THY made its first international flight to Athens, Greece.
Turkey's national air carrier has recently announced that it had placed a firm order for 14 Airbus A321-200 and 6 Airbus A319-100 passenger planes as well as an optional order for the purchase of 10 Airbus A319/A321s.
THY is one of the fastest growing carriers in Europe. The Istanbul-based airline is using Istanbul's Ataturk Airport as a hub for flights to Europe, Asia and Africa in partnership with the Star Alliance group of airlines.
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