National flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) extended the suspension of its flights to and from Istanbul Airport until midnight Wednesday due to heavy snowfall, while winter weather snarled transport across the city, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.
Istanbul Aiport, Europe's busiest last year, also delayed its reopening on Tuesday as Turkey's biggest city began digging itself out of the major snowstorm that paralyzed traffic and disrupted services.
Turkiye's Istanbul Airport has halted all flights Tuesday until 1 p.m. local time (1000GMT) due to heavy snowfall in the city, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.
“Due to continuing bad weather conditions, there will be no aircraft landing and take-off on the runways of Istanbul Airport, and the closure has been extended until 1 p.m. on Jan. 25,” the head of Turkiye's State Airports Authority, Huseyin Keskin, said on Twitter.
The mega airport was shut to flights until 4 a.m. local time (0100GMT) Tuesday after heavy snowfall hit Istanbul, Turkiye’s largest city, on Monday, shuttering shopping malls and disrupting traffic.