Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) has risen to second place in Europe in terms of the number of daily flights, according to the European Air Navigation Safety Organization (Eurocontrol).
The carrier was at the top of the list among flag carriers.
According to statistics for Oct. 5 to Oct. 10, a total of 99,271 flights were conducted in European airspace.
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair ranked first, with 1,048 daily flights. Turkish Airlines, meanwhile, ranked second with 663 flights a day.
Commenting on the data Tuesday, THY General Manager Bilal Ekşi said the coronavirus has deeply affected the aviation sector. “The numbers are very low compared to 2019. But THY is trying to do its best as always. We have risen to second place in Europe with the number of daily flights. We are the first among the flag carriers,” he wrote on Twitter. He also thanked his team and the customers.