Turkey, Economy

Turkish Airlines extends int’l flight suspension

National flag carrier not to operate flights on international routes until May 20

Tuba Şahin   | 14.04.2020
Turkish Airlines extends int’l flight suspension

ANKARA

Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines on Tuesday announced extending the suspension of international flights amid coronavirus outbreak.

The company will not fly on international routes until May 2020 "in accordance with the decisions taken by the authorities of Turkey and to protect the public health from novel coronavirus pandemic."

Starting from April 3, Turkish Airlines also halted domestic flights until April 20.

Since appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 185 countries and regions.

Data compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University shows worldwide infections have surpassed 1.92 million, with the death toll nearly 120,000, while more than 458,500 have recovered.

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