National flag provider Turkish Airlines (THY) is still searching for permits from aviation authorities to resume flying international routes after an almost three-month suspension following the Corona Virus outbreak, an official from the flag provider stated Wednesday.
Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu stated final week that flights would restart on June 10 to locations such because the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Greece, Bahrain, Bulgaria and Qatar, however the official stated the airline had not but obtained approval.
Karaismailoğlu stated the nation was planning to step by step resume flights with 40 nations as of June 10 and has reached preliminary agreements for reciprocal flights to start with 15 nations.
He stated Turkey was in talks with 92 nations on resuming flights, as containment measures over the Corona Virus had been eased.
“We cannot function international flights at this time. We are waiting to obtain permission from the civil aviation authorities,” he stated.
Turkish Airlines resumed a restricted variety of home flights final week.
Previously the airline stated it expects a sluggish restoration in international demand towards the tip of the summer season months, with a 60% drop in passenger numbers this yr in contrast with preliminary expectations.
The firm’s shares had been up 0.56% at 9:43 a.m. GMT according to the positive aspects of the primary BIST 100 index.