Turkish Airlines flew 29.22 billion RPKs through the first nine months of 2009, up 14.2% from the year-ago period. Capacity rose 20.6% to 41.21 billion ASKs, dropping load factor 4 points to 70.9%. Iberia flew 4.07 billion RPKs in September, down 8.1% year-over-year, against a 6.3% cut in capacity to 5.16 billion ASKs. Load factor slipped 1.6 points to 79%. Transaero Airlines flew 2 billion RPKs in September, a 12.2% increase year-over-year, while passenger numbers climbed 4% to 595,000.
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