Turkish Airlines (THY) observed a drop of almost 65 percent in the number of August travelers compared to the year before. Domestic flights saw a smaller drop of 47.1 percent, while international flights shrank by 75.4 percent, THY said.
Turkish Airlines said on Aug. 26 that they would no longer offer pre-packaged food on flights that are shorter than two hours. The flagship carrier has observed unprecedented losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said that more than 200,000 passengers arrived in Turkey during the month of June, when Turkish Airlines recommenced international flights. The minister failed to answer a question about layoffs within the country's flagship carrier.
More than 10,000 tourists arrived in the Mediterranean beach town of Antalya on July 19. The number hints that business in Turkey's touristic hub is picking back up after months of COVID-19 closures.
Turkey will be resuming flights to and from Russia as of July 15. The country is the latest addition to a list of 31 others that Ankara allows travels to.
Turkish Airlines will be resuming flights to the United States on June 19 after months of COVID-19 restrictions. The flagship carrier will start with three weekly flights to Chicago, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
Turkish Airlines' president said that the airline's sub-company AnadoluJet would resume international flights on June 11. The flagship carrier began domestic flights on June 1.
Turkey's Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu has said that the country is planning to gradually resume international flights to 40 countries as of June 10. The first flights will be to Northern Cyprus, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Qatar and Greece, and will take place on June 10, he said.
Prime Minister of the Netherlands said that travelers returning from Turkey would be placed under quarantine for 15 days, and urged citizens to avoid traveling to the country if possible. Turkey remains on an "orange list" of countries to be avoided if possible, potentially hurting an otherwise frugal touristic relationship between the states.
Turkey's flagship carrier Turkish Airlines will resume European flights on June 18, the company spokesperson said. The airline will be operating flights from 14 provinces in Turkey to 16 European destinations at first.
Turkey's flagship carrier Turkish Airlines' recovery from the COVID-19 pause in their operations can take up to five years, the board chairman said. The time of the flying cook is over, he added. THY will no longer offer food on domestic flights or international flights that are up to two hours long.
Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines announced on May 20 that it was extending the cancellation of its domestic flights to June 4 and international flights to June 10.
Turkish Airlines has extended the suspension of their international flights until May 20, the company said April 14. The company had previously suspended all domestic flights until April 20, which is still in effect, the statement noted.
Turkish Airlines (THY) will be suspending all international flights until May 1 and will only fly to Turkey’s 14 metropolitan cities until that date, the company announced on April 1. THY had previously suspended international flights until April 17.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a series of new measures against the coronavirus, including suspending all international flights, as the country's death toll from coronavirus reached 92 on March 27.