Turkish Airlines

Turkey evacuates 4 COVID-19 patients from Bangladesh

Turkey on May 24 evacuated four COVID-19 patients including an expatriate from Bangladesh, officials said. 

"Tuba Ahsan, a Turkish citizen, her Bangladeshi husband Mossaddique Ahsan, and their 3-year-old twins Huma and Ziyad were evacuated in an air ambulance," a statement by the Turkish Embassy in Dhaka read. 

Cat allowed on flight in cabin as owners were stranded in Tanzania


Turkish Airlines made an expectation for a couple who were stranded in Tanzania amid the coronavirus outbreak and allowed their cat to fly back home in the cabin of a plane. 

Neval Kamışlı and her husband, who is working in a construction project for a Turkish company, have been living in Tanzania for more than two years. 

New Turkish overflights on Wednesday

A pair of Turkish fighter jets entered Athens' Flight Information Region (FIR) without submitting a flight plan on Wednesday and flew over the islet of Farmakonisi in the eastern Aegean.

The airspace violation was recorded at 1.58 p.m. at 25,000 feet.

They were chased off by Greek air force pilots in line with international rules of engagement. 

Turkey repatriates 755 nationals due to COVID-19

Turkey brought back a total of 755 of its nationals from countries worldwide as of April 27 as part of ongoing repatriation efforts for Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Some 162 Turkish nationals returning from Qatar on a special Turkish Airlines flight arrived at Esenboğa Airport in the capital Ankara while 292 citizens were taken to Izmir province.

Turkey repatriates 1,286 nationals over virus

Turkey brought back a total of 1,286 of its nationals from four African nations and Arab countries on April 26 as part of its ongoing repatriation efforts for Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Some 207 Turkish nationals returning from Somalia and Djibouti on a special Turkish Airlines flight arrived at Turkey's Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport.

Turkish Airlines mega-operation to bring nationals home

Ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Turkey's national flag carrier is mounting a massive nine-day operation to bring back Turkish nationals stranded by coronavirus transportation shutdowns.

On April 20-28, Turkish Airlines will operate 195 flights to bring home nearly 25,000 citizens back home from 59 countries as passenger flights were suspended to stem the virus' spread.