Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways cancel flights to Ataturk airport following terror attack

Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

planeFollowing a terror attack at Istanbul’s main airport, the three largest Middle-East airlines’ have cancelled flights to Ataturk.

Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways all cancelled flights to Ataturk airport after authorities temporarily closed it on Wednesday, Gulf News reported.

Emirates spokesperson told Gulf News that the airlines is offering passengers to transfer onto flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, the city’s second international airport. Emirates flies daily to Istanbul Ataturk airport.

Qatar Airways also accommodated passengers on a service to Sabiha Gökçen.

An Etihad spokesperson also confirmed to Gulf News that it had cancelled its daily flight.

Meanwhile, according to a Reuters report Iran’s civil aviation authority has suspended all flights to Ataturk.

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at Europe’s third-busiest airport Istanbul Ataturk late on Tuesday, killing 36 people and injuring nearly 150 in what Turkey’s prime minister has said was an attack by the terror group Daesh.

The attack on Istanbul Ataturk is that latest in a series of deadly bombings in Turkey.

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