Wednesday, June 29, 2016

EX-YU - Istanbul flights affected after attack

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Flights from the former Yugoslavia to Istanbul's Ataturk Airport have been affected following a terrorist attack at Turkey's largest airport yesterday evening, which has left at least 36 dead and 147 injured. This morning, Turkish Airlines has cancelled its flights from Ataturk Airport to Belgrade, Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Podgorica and Pristina. The service to Zagreb is operating this morning with a delay. On the other hand, Turkish's morning departure from Skopje to Istnabul is expected to operate with a delay as well, although the evening arrival into the Macedonian capital has been cancelled. Air Serbia has also cancelled today's service from Belgrade to Istanbul. "The airline continues to liaise with authorities and monitor the situation closely", the carrier said in a statement. At this point, afternoon and evening departures from Istanbul to the former Yugoslavia remain on schedule, with exception to Skopje. Operations from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport are unaffected. Ataturk Airport came under attack on Tuesday evening after three terrorists armed with bombs and guns attacked the terminal.

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