Turkish Airlines (THY) announced on Jan. 17 that it had cancelled a total of 246 of its domestic and international flights over forecasted snowfall in Istanbul on Jan. 18.
“Our flights on the chart have been cancelled due to forecasted meteorological events and heavy snowfall in Istanbul’s Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen airports. We urge our passengers to get informed and get updates about their flights by checking our website or calling out call centre,” the carrier said in a statement on its website. THY had also cancelled some 95 flights over strong Lodos winds in Istanbul on Jan. 16.
“Due to storm-strength ‘Lodos’ winds, flights on Jan. 16 and 17 have been cancelled to reduce potential capacity,” it said.