ISTANBUL, TÜRKİYE — Türkiye's flag carrier Turkish Airlines set new records during July and August as the airline increased its seat capacity by 14 percent while the sector shrank globally. Distinguishing itself from its competitors in the skies during the pandemic, Turkish Airlines continues its rise with records after the most difficult times of the aviation industry.

According to monthly passenger traffic results, global carrier broke its pre-pandemic record on monthly passenger count by carrying 7.8 million passengers each during July and August of 2022.

"We are the world's biggest network carrier when it comes to seat count on international flights," 

Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat said.

"On the success of the flag carrier "With the effects of the worldwide pandemic lessening, global competition in the aviation sector continues at a higher level from where it left off. As an exemplary airline with its performance during the crisis, we are happy to fly to success after the crisis has passed as well," Mr. Bolat added.

Turkish Airlines aims to surpass its pre-pandemic performance in 2019. The aviation sector shrunk by 19 percent during August compared to 2019 on the available seat kilometers, while the Turkish national carrier grew by 14 percent in the same period. As of August 2022, Turkish Airlines became the world's biggest network carrier when it comes to available seat capacity on international flights.