The failed coup attempt in Turkey last Friday exposed security concerns at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, leading to a FAA ban on all direct flights from Turkey. Although the ban was threatened to last until September, Turkish authorities have apparently satisfied U.S. regulators as the ban has now been lifted for all flights into and out of Turkey.
— The FAA (@FAANews) July 18, 2016
Turkish Airlines has also confirmed that its scheduled U.S. service will resume tomorrow, 19 July, which must come as a huge relief to the many who were stranded in Turkey over the weekend.
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) July 18, 2016
If you are traveling on Turkish Airlines, do check turkishairlines.com to see if/when your particular flight is operating.