The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a ban against all flights between the US and Turkey.
The move follows the weekend’s failed coup attempt, which also led to the closure of Istanbul Ataturk Airport and hundreds of flight disruptions.
While Turkish Airlines has since announced that its flight operations have resumed, all flights to and from the US remain cancelled for now.
The FAA has not announced when the ban will be lifted.
In a statement, the national aviation authority said: “The FAA is monitoring the situation in Turkey in coordination with our partners in the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security and will update the restrictions as the situation evolves.”
In response to the ban, carriers including United Airlines, American Airlines and Turkish Airlines, are waiving the fee for customers to change or cancel flights already booked between the two destinations – with varying degrees of flexibility.
For more information, visit faa.gov
*Update: The FAA ban against all flights between the US and Turkey has been lifted.