Turkish Airlines announced the suspension of all international flights except 5 destinations, amid the outbreak of the Coruna virus.
On Sunday, the Chairman of the Turkish Airlines Board of Directors said that 85% of the company’s passenger transport aircraft are not being used now.
Turkey has banned flights with more than 60 countries due to the outbreak of the Coruna virus, before it was announced that all international flights except 5 destinations would be declared suspended.
In an interview broadcast on CNN TV, Chairman Elkir Eiji said that it was decided to prevent those over the age of 65 from traveling on Turkish Airlines flights, after Ankara imposed on Saturday a curfew on senior citizens. Age.
The aviation, hospitality, tourism and travel sectors were affected by the Coruna pandemic, with many countries resorting to closing borders and stopping flight.
In a related context, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for an emergency plan to provide 200 billion dollars to save the aviation industry.
The vice president of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the Africa and the Middle East, Mohamed Bakri, has confirmed the cancellation of 16,000 passenger flights in the Middle East, since the end of January.
He added in statements last Thursday, that the airlines had lost until March 11 revenue of $ 7.2 billion, noting that the airlines in the region “bleeding”, and no revenue coming.