By Our Reporter
The recent wave of terrorist attacks, coup plot, and the subsequent three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will have no effect on Turkish Airlines operations, the airline announced Friday in a press release.
“In due course, all Turkish Airlines operations and flights are proceeding uninterrupted and will continue to do so,” the Istanbul-based airline said.
In the past 10 years, not many airlines have expanded as rapidly as Turkish Airlines. The airline flies to more countries than any other player in the industry, serving 290 destinations in 116 nations across the globe. Turkish Airlines now serves nine cities in the United States and roughly 100 in Europe.
However, in the past few weeks, Turkish Airlines has suffered some setbacks following a terrorist attack at its Istanbul hub and an attempted coup in Turkey.
Still, the airline remains unfazed. Turkish Airlines said Friday that it “will continue to make the world closer for all its passengers around the world with the supreme flight experience.”
“The three-month state of emergency declared by our President HE Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is an action called in order to enable the Republic of Turkey take all necessary precautions,” the press release said. “All state and government authorities have also confirmed that it is a precarious action to protect the country from all possible threats; maintain all democratic rights and the continuation of all basic rights and freedoms.”