Turkish Airlines US flights back to normal

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The Turkish Airlines Media Relations Office announced that the FAA removed the recent order of all airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via a third country.

Accordingly, all scheduled Turkish Airlines flights to the US will resume starting as of July 19, 2016 with Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul-NYC flight at 06:45 am.

Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee Mr. İlker Aycıstated that: “Earlier today, I had stated that we saw no reason for the ban as all precautions were in line with the norms. Following our recent report and dense meetings, [the] FAA removed the ban as expected.”

Following the illegal failed coup attempt in Turkey, on July 16, 2016 at the noon hour, the FAA had issued a ban of “all airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via third country.”