Sunday, 17 July 2016
Commercial flights to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport from Brussels Airport were resumed on Saturday afternoon. At 12:56, a Turkish Airlines plane flew to Istanbul and two flights were planned in the evening, the first at 19:30 and the second at 22:45. A scheduled departure at 13:35, however, was canceled, while the flight at 7:45 in the morning was still “delayed”.
“At the order of our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, we resumed our operations at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport,” said Turkish Airlines on Twitter. “From July 16, 14:30 pm (15:30 pm CET), all our flights will be operated as intended.”
Turkish Airlines aircraft from Istanbul should therefore arrive as normal at Brussels Airport. According to the website of the Belgian airport some flights were cancelled or delayed.
The Istanbul Ataturk International Airport was closed following the failed military coup that occurred during the night between Friday and Saturday.
Flights to Turkish seaside resorts continued undisturbed.
The Brussels Times (Source: Belga)