Turkish Airlines US flights back to normal after coup

Turkish Airlines Airbus A330

Turkish Airlines has resumed flights to the US after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted the restriction put in place after the failed military coup in Turkey.

Following the failed coup attempt, the FAA issued at noon on 16 July a ban of “all airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via third country”.

Accordingly, all scheduled Turkish Airlines flights to the US will now resume, starting today (19 July) with the service from Istanbul to New York City  at 06.45h.

Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, İlker Aycı says: “Earlier today I have stated that we saw no reason for the ban as all precautions were in line with the norms. Following our recent report and intense meetings, FAA removed the ban as expected.”