Turkish Airlines is still seeking permits from aviation authorities to resume flying international routes after a two-month suspension following the coronavirus outbreak, an official from the flag carrier said on Wednesday.
Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said last week that flights would restart on June 10 to destinations such as northern Cyprus, Greece, Bahrain, Bulgaria and Qatar, but the official said the airline had not yet got approval.
“We can’t operate international flights today. We are waiting to receive permission from the civil aviation authorities,” he said.
Turkish Airlines, which flew to 126 countries before the coronavirus outbreak, resumed a limited number of domestic flights last week