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Turkish Airlines Emerges World’s Biggest Network Carrier


Turkish Airlines has become the “world’s biggest network carrier” in terms of available seat capacity on international flights. The airline flew to new records during July and August as it increased its seat capacity by 14% while the sector shrank globally.

Distinguishing itself from its competitors in the skies during pandemic, Turkish Airlines continues its rise with records after the most difficult times of 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.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat: “We are the world’s biggest network carrier when it comes to seat count on international flights.”


On the success of the flag carrier Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat said; “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. Our goal was to surpass our 2019 performance which we managed to do so with the efforts of our 65 thousand strong work force.


While the aviation sector shrunk by 19% during August compared to 2019 on the available seat kilometers, we grew by 14 percent on the same metric. Thus, as of August, we became the world’s biggest network carrier when it comes to available seat capacity on international flights. Every member of our family contributed to this success.”

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