KATHMANDU, July 19: Turkish Airlines Media Relations Office on Tuesday announced that the FAA lifted the recent ban on all airline carriers flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via third country.
Accordingly, all scheduled Turkish Airlines flights to the US resumed starting as of 19th July 2016 with Turkish Airlines Istanbul – NYC flight at 06:45 am.
Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee İlker Aycı stated that, “Earlier today I had stated that we saw no reason for the ban as all precautions were in line with the norms. Following our recent report and dense meetings, the FAA removed the ban as expected.”
Following the illegal failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 16, the FAA had imposed a ban on “all airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via third country.”
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 331 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 290 destinations worldwide with 241 international and 49 domestic.