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463 flights from İstanbul airports cancelled due to snow

A worker climbs stairs as Turkish Airlines planes are stuck on the tarmac during snowfall on January 9, 2017 at Ataturk international airport in Istanbul. Heavy snowfall in Istanbul paralysed traffic for a third straight day on January 9 with the Bosphorus closed to shipping traffic and hundreds of flights cancelled again. In the worst snowfall since 2015, hundreds of flights have been cancelled over the last three days, stranding thousands of international passengers in Istanbul. Flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) said only 292 departures from Ataturk Airport expected Monday. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkish Airlines (THY) announced on Wednesday that 327 flights from Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen airports on Jan. 26 and 27 have been cancelled due to expected heavy snowfall.

According to the statement, the capacity of both airports is expected to be decreased by 20 percent on those days.

Pagasus, Atlasglobal and Onurair airlines have also cancelled 136 flights from İstanbul airports due to expected weather conditions, CNNTürk reported.

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