Turkish Airlines extends flight cancellations until May 1

Reuters

Posted at Apr 02 2020 07:18 AM | Updated as of Apr 02 2020 07:20 AM

Airplanes of Turkish Airlines sit on a tarmac, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Istanbul Airport, Turkey March 29, 2020. Umit Bektas, Reuters

ANKARA -- Turkish Airlines has extended the cancellation of its flights from April 17 to May 1 over the coronavirus outbreak, its CEO Bilal Eksi said on Wednesday, adding that limited domestic flights would continue.

Turkish Airlines said on Saturday it had halted all international and domestic flights due to the virus, apart from 14 domestic flights to certain cities, as Turkey ramped up measures to contain the outbreak that has killed 277 people.

"Our international and domestic flights, which were halted until April 17 as previously announced over the coronavirus outbreak have been stopped until May 1 until further notice," Eksi wrote on Twitter. "Our 14 limited domestic flights will continue."