Turkish Airlines is planning a gradual resumption of flights from June and will take four months to return to near full operation, according to a report from Reuters.
Turkey’s flag carrier has suspended all international flights due to low demand and travel restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis, but the carrier is now planning to fly to 19 countries next month, according to the report which cites a draft plan from the airline. The airline plans to increase the number of destinations to 99 countries in September, but this may be subject to change, added the report.
The carrier also plans to resume 60 per cent of domestic flights in June, according to the draft plan.
Turkish Airlines has suspended all flights until May 28 in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. As of May 6, there were 129,491 confirmed coronavirus cases in Turkey with 1,832 deaths in the country, according to a situation report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
A number of carriers have recently announced plans to gradually resume some flights in June including Cathay Pacific, Emirates, United, and Qatar Airways.