Coronavirus: Turkish Airlines Suspends All International Flights Except 5

The airline will be grounding all of its international flights except to Hong Kong, Moscow, Ethiopia, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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In a drastic move to curb the coronavirus spread, the flag carrier of Turkey is canceling all international flights except to five cities.

Starting March 27, Turkish Airlines will be grounding all of its international flights except to Hong Kong, Moscow, Ethiopia, New York, and Washington, D.C, so as to facilitate flight transfers.

The airline said in a statement: “Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Europe, our flights from Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, and the Netherlands as departure point are suspended starting from Saturday at 8:00 am [0500GMT] until April 17. ”

Turkish Airlines will offer complimentary changes to routes, days and cancelations for international flights. While there are no restrictions for outbound flights to these canceled countries, Turkish nationals who travel to those countries will be denied entry upon return to Turkey. Meanwhile, there are no restrictions on cargo flights.

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