Flights, ferries canceled as storms hit Istanbul
ISTANBULTurkish Airlines (THY) canceled at least 72 domestic and international flights due to the heavy storm that took effect in Istanbul starting from late Nov. 20, as inner-city and inter-city ferry lines were also halted.
“We strongly recommend our passengers that they check for the most up-to-date information about their flights through our call center at (+90 212) 444 0 THY/444 0 849,” THY said in a statement.
Istanbul Fast Ferries Co. Inc. (IDO) and Bursa’s BUDO also announced they have canceled trips from and to Istanbul. IDO also canceled all sea bus services in the city.
Ferries to and from the Aegean islands of Imbros and Tenedos have also been canceled.
Meteorology officials said the strong “Lodos” winds reaching the speeds of 70 to 90 kilometers an hour will be effective in Istanbul and the Marmara region on Nov. 21 and 22.