Turkish Airlines, which has been touting its fast pace of expansion as contrasting to the lack of capacity increases by many airlines around the world, posted impressive growth numbers again in March. It transported 6.16 million passengers for the month, up 25.5% from the year-ago month. RPKs climbed 35% to 10.17 million against a 26.9% lift in capacity to 14.46 million ASKs. Load factor lifted 4.2 points to 70.3%. The carrier reported a $369.5 million profit in 2009 (ATWOnline, April 7).

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