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Turkish Airlines extends suspension of international flights to May 20: report


Turkish Airlines (THY) has extended the cancellation of international flights to May 20 from May 1 over the coronavirus outbreak, the airline said on Tuesday, adding that domestic flights would remain suspended until April 20, Reuters reported.

“In accordance with the decisions taken by the authorities … and to protect the public health from the novel coronavirus pandemic, all our international flights are suspended until May 20, 2020,” the airline said in a statement on its website.

Turkish low-cost air carrier Pegasus Airlines also said it has extended the suspension of all of its flights until May 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the See News website reported.

In line with the additional measures against the spread of the coronavirus, all flights are cancelled between May 1 and May 15, the airline said in a statement on Monday.

Previously, the restriction was set to remain in force until April 30. Deaths from the novel coronavirus in Turkey have reached 1,296, while the number of confirmed cases had increased to 61,049 as of April 13.

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