THY canceled 633 domestic and international flights at Istanbul International Atatürk Airport
14:05, Monday, 09 January, 2017
Turkish Airlines (THY) announced the cancelation of 227 scheduled domestic and international flights due to bad weather conditions on Jan. 9, Doğan News Agency has reported. THY and the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) urged passengers to monitor the latest updates on official websites or call centers before their flights. THY canceled 633 domestic and international flights at Istanbul International Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport on Jan. 8. Meanwhile, Istanbul’s Bosphorus was closed to all naval traffic early Jan. 9 due to fog caused by heavy snowfall, the Directorate General of Coastal Safety said. The passage from the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea through the Bosphorus and vice versa has been cut, the statement said. Istanbul’s Fast Ferry and Sea Bus Company (IDO) announced the cancelation of all its inter-city services due to the conditions, while Bursa’s BUDO also canceled many trips to and from Istanbul. Meteorological officials said they expected snowfall that started in Istanbul on Jan. 6 would continue sporadically through Jan. 11.