Turkish Airlines cancelled almost 240 flights in Istanbul due to expected snowfall
Turkish Airlines canceled 238 flights scheduled for Sunday and Monday due to the expected snowfall in Istanbul, the company’s press service reported.
Earlier, the company warned about the likelihood of flight cancellations due to difficult weather conditions.
“238 flights arriving at the New Istanbul Airport and departing from it on Sunday and Monday have been canceled, including 72 domestic and 166 international flights,” the airline’s press service reported. At the same time, it is possible to increase the number of canceled flights.
According to the airline’s website, there are no flights scheduled to and from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport among the canceled flights yet.
Passengers are asked to check with the airline’s website and the airport scoreboard to clarify the flight status.
Turkish Airlines also operates flights to Istanbul’s second airport, Sabiha Gokcen, under the Anadolu Jet brand.
The governor of Istanbul province, Ali Yerlikaya, warned residents of the city that, according to forecasters, heavy snow and rain are expected in the city on Saturday and Sunday, the air temperature will drop to zero degrees.
“Siberian” frosts, as described by local media, will be accompanied by winds up to 60-80 kilometers per hour.
Earlier it was reported that the lack of significant precipitation led to a catastrophic decrease in the water level in the reservoirs of Istanbul, there was a threat of drought and restrictions on the supply of water to consumers. At the moment, the reservoirs supplying Istanbul are less than 30% full.
December 2022 and January 2023 were the hottest in Turkey for 52 years of observations.