Turkish Airlines flights return to normal following attempted coup

All Turkish Airlines flights operating from İstanbul Atatürk Airport resumed service on Sunday.

Services were disrupted following the attempted coup that took place at the end of last week in a bid to overthrow Turkey’s President.

In a statement issued after the coup failed and stability returned to the country, Turkish Airlines said: “With the unflinching will of the people, Turkey has waken to a new day with a much stronger sense of democracy and freedom.

“Upon the call of our President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan our operations at İstanbul Atatürk Airport is now back to normal and flights have begun.

As of the 16th of July by 14:30 (EEST) all our flight operations will resume as planned. [We are] grateful to our dear nation, [and] we extend our thanks to our passengers for their understanding for the inconvenience.

Any passengers whose travel plans were disrupted as a result of the airport’s closure from 15 to 17 July are being offered several options:

1) All Rebooking/ReRouting: will be made without any charge provided that new destination is same IATA region and same cabin class;

2) Refund requests:

  1. a) Unused tickets: refund will be made without any charge; or
  2. b) For partially used tickets, when planned trip is not complete; the remaining flights will be refunded without any charge;

3) Extension of ticket validity: validity of ticket can be extended until 15 August 2016 (inclusive) without any fare difference or penalty.

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