Scores of flights cancelled as Istanbul airport braces for snow
ISTANBULTurkish Airlines (THY) announced on Dec. 13 that it had cancelled at least 20 scheduled domestic and international flights due to bad weather conditions, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
THY announced that it had cancelled 16 domestic flights and four international flights planned for Dec. 14, urging its passengers to monitor the latest updates on official websites or call centers before their flights.
Meanwhile, Istanbul Atatürk International Airport took measures against bad weather conditions, with the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) announcing that 5 percent of the flights scheduled between 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 6:00 a.m. on Dec. 14 would be canceled.
The DHMİ advised passengers to monitor their flights on airlines’ official websites.
Meteorology officials said they expected snowfall to start in Istanbul late on Dec. 13 and continue sporadically through Dec. 14.