MAIMI – Turkish Airlines (TK) has suspended flights from the UK amid a new strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, TK flights from Turkey to the UK will continue as planned with flights requiring scheduled UK transit stops continuing as well.
Despite the size of the UK market for TK, public health is taking precedence.
Following the new virus strain being detected by 15 arrivals from the UK, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca suspended UK arrivals.
With multiple countries banning UK arrivals, it is hoped that the spread of the new strain can be mitigated.